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    geopick

    Standard USGS map symbols: quarry, mine, spring, well, etc.

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    Anonymous User

    Do the people from Gaia still monitory this?  I saw a comment somewhere from three years ago regarding icons, but nothing since.

    It's pretty clear different folks want different icons.  It would seem to me the way to do it would be to make a broad library, adding things over time, and allowing users to choose which of those to put in their own library.  (I don't want to have to scroll through a couple of dozen icons to find the one I want when I'm sitting on the back of a horse.  That's one of the things that irritates me about the app I use now.)

    Better (not necessary for me, but some seem to want it) would be to allow the user to change the color of the icon or of the background to the icon.

    I'm with everyone else who wonders why the heck there is a "chemist" icon.

     

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    Sean Haynes

    I've emailed Gaia about this and their response has been "hey, that's a good idea" and then no follow up. They did add some icons a year-ish ago, but they really aren't interested in adding new icons despite 61 comments and an assurance that it is "Planned". The only sure way to add icons to add to the OpenStreetMap which Gaia uses for the Gaia Topo and MapBox Outdoors HD map, it takes a few weeks to works it's way back to the maps but it's worth the wait.

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    hopp.brad

    Hi,

    I think Wingdings fonts (and similar) might cover most of the requests. 

    I'd also like to see some icons for a gate/gated road, a water bar/trench/tank trap/oblit icon(USFS lingo for a road that has been closed/obliterated.). 

    icon for road closed (maybe do not enter sign?). 

    Icon for road washout/impassable - but not for downed tree, we already have that.

    Thanks, and keep up the great work.

     

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    mlmurray10

    I'll add another request to the pile with no expectation of action based on all these replies... I'd like a bird icon (the ghost town is my stand in, but makes no sense, and I can't differentiate species e.g. dove vs. pheasant). Also many of the hunting icons suggested on the first page of this thread. OnX is looking better and better in comparison with no updates here

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    Sean Haynes

    I use the prison icon to represent a gate, but now it looks a little strange since more detail was added to the icon. I do wonder why Gaia GPS includes this icon. I mean prisons do exist but never in any place one would Gaia GPS. Almost no park, forest, etc have a prison in their boundaries.

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