Imagine you are a lost/injured hiker. You decide you need a rescue, and you have cell coverage. You open Gaia GPS, press the emergency button, and on your screen you see:
- Your latitude longitude coordinates in decimal degrees printed out in huge 30 point font
- A "+/- xx meters" showing you the rough accuracy of you were displayed position
- An option to text these coordinates and a message to someone
You send a text to your friend at home, they contact 911, and 911 sends out a rescue team to get you.
Yes, if you are an experienced user you can figure out your decimal degree coordinates in other ways, but for users who novices with the app, This could be a large and obvious way to get immediate help.
I use a great free navigation app for mountain biking called trailforks, and it has this feature. I also have a standalone app called "UTM position mailer" that does this, which I think now cost $2. I think this would be a nice addition to Gaia, that might someday literally save a life.
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