Ability to print more detailed and informative maps

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    nirmalsv

    The competing app/service that Erwin mentioned is CalTopo, I think. Caltopo allows you to create a mapset of your route, with each page looking like the snapshot that Erwin posted.

    Caltopo also lets you build a route at the resolution you want; I know Gaia allows that by zooming into whatever you like, but it's cumbersome. It would be better to just specify a resolution, something like 1:24000. 

    Please consider adding this feature - it would make Gaia a one-stop shop rather than use Gaia on my phone and Caltopo to print, etc.

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    chulak

    agreed

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    MatthewMangus

    agreed. Gaia is too clunky to be taken seriously

     

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    Giovannim

    I agree with having better print, map sets, and the addition of setting a resolution. 

     

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    jamescaudill14

    Is it possible to print to scale using Gaia yet?  I haven't been able to find any direct information related to this yet.

    I've been trying to decide if I want to switch from Caltopo to Gaia since my subscription is up and it's time to renew.  This is one of the features that would help me to make a decision.  

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    adriangriffin

    Features that would be useful would be 

    Ability to set a scale explicitly 

    Have grid values just on the border of the map, not in every grid square in the map

    Ability to set line thickness for tracks and routes.

     

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    duanejung

    Yes, the 3 main printing features would make Gaiagps perfect:
    - Ability to set a map scale numerically.  Existing slider / scrolling method has big jumps
    - Elevation Chart
    - Mileage / Kilometer scale

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    tk68

    Yes, I'm just now working to print out maps and find complete lack of map scale information a significant lack.  Thanks for the reference to caltopo.  

    Here's what appears on the "printed" map

     

    "Hey! why am I printing maps?  Gaia is an on-line topo program!"  you may ask.  Well, I'm planning a trip down a river in the arctic.  I don't want my phone exposed during the day, I don't want to use the power, and it is hard to beat reliability of printed maps.

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