Lat and Long to UTMs on gaiagps.com

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    dagendron

    Agree.  Can we have UTM on the website?

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    dgowens

    I also agree.  Please add UTM to the website.

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    bdcster

    Agree, want UTM on the website and to see what datum is being used.  

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    endorice

    We have UTM on the mobile app, but not on the desktop app?  I do the majority of my 'real' mapping work using a web browser, and UTM is really important.

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    parkerkempf

    +1 to UTM's on website. Majority of my mapping is done on my desktop not my phone

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    tkrossiter

    Agreed.  This feature will greatly enhance the product and simplify the tour planning I do for my work as a guide (and personally).  Gaia--please reply with info as to when you'll be adding this.

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    MattSchonwald

    This would help me as well, I hope this function can be added soon.

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    james8596

    All of my trip planning is done at home on my computer, so it makes sense to have the same features on the desktop version as the mobile version. Having the UTMs available on desktop would be a huge benefit.

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    dogensmoon

    UTM on the website and...This is important... we need the coordinate datum for the maps you are providing. There is a significant difference between WG84 and NAD27 (and others) depending on which source was used to generate the map. This is a critical issue, and hopefully, you can address it asap. Thanks

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    bruce.coury

    Same request here, thank you!

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    Nathan

    The maps on gaiagps.com are displayed on the WGS84 datum and the app has to option to display either WGS84 or NAD27.

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    dogensmoon

    Thanks Nathan. I can see where we can overlay a UTM grid. But we cant change the Datum field on the website? only the app? is that correct?

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    Nathan

    @dogensmoon
    Correct, there is not a way to change the datum on the website, but you can change the datum in the app by opening the Units page within the Saved menu (iOS/Android).

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    mearscn

    Agree please add unit selectivity to the website and Datum information.

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    DebbieThompson

    Please add unit selectivity we use UTM not lat long

     

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    orders76

    +1 on adding UTM

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    dawson

    I use Gaia for everything I do mobile... but for desktop I end up using sartopo.com or caltopo.com for everything, and lack of UTM coordinates is a big piece of that.

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    endorice

    2 years of asking, and no response.  That says a lot.

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    Lucifur

    Please! Please! Could we have UTM capability on GaisGPS.com?

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    mewanzenried

    Gotta add my +1 for UTM to the website

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    terenscelui

    +1 for UTM on desktop!! pls!!

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    gaiagps

    is this what you're talking about?

    festus

     

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    dawson

    No, users actually want to use UTM formatted coordinates on the map. Grid overlays are nice, but that doesn't help very much when someone tells me they are stuck at 10S 0550777E 4186740N and that I need to go and help them get out.

    It seems there has been progress made, if you go to Search / Coordinates box enter: 10S 0550777E 4186740N, it shows you a coordinate that is automatically converted to Decimal Degrees... so at least it will get you there... but there is no way to get a UTM coordinate back out of Gaia on the web map, right? Like to click on a point and see its UTM coordinates?

    More professional mapping tools like CalTopo/SARTopo allow you to simply set your desired coordinate format (or more than one) and it shows you points with the system you prefer. Like most Search and Rescue teams use UTM for everything.

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    gaiagps

    Apologies, I must have misinterpreted this thread :(. 

    Does seem like a big missing feature. I never noticed it as I use Gaia only on my phone. I use Caltopo exclusively for planning.

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    Lucifur

    No.  All the new feature allows is to plot a waypoint by inputting a UTM. We should be able to work with our library of waypoints (I have a thousand or more) using UTM’s.  On the website I can’t click on a waypoint and pull up it’s UTM coordinates. There is a reason the military and most professionals who must work with maps use UTM’s:  it makes things so damned easy compared with Lon/Lat which was created for sailors.  

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    dawson

    Yeah, many of the posts in the thread aren't as specific as they could have been, from a year ago someone wrote: "Please add unit selectivity we use UTM not lat long" which kind of narrows down the actual request. We want to input and read UTM coordinates on the web version of the map, since the mobile app does it so well I guess users expect feature parity between them. 

    I had converted most of my SAR Unit to using Gaia on their mobile devices, I still love the app and it is the best thing out there. But you know what? We've all switched to CalTopo (the iOS/Android app) now... it is not as polished, but it works seamlessly with their websites and includes live tracking of teams in the field... game changer!

    A huge part of that transition away from Gaia was the poor online mapping tools (which are improving!) and the lack of support for UTM coordinates.

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