Ability to see what portion of a map has been downloaded

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    rescuejg

    I found this comment from Ashli:

     

    There isn't a way to see your previously downloaded sections on Android, but you can generously overlap download areas - the app is smart enough to not download the same tiles twice. 

     

    I am downloading a particular area that requires multiple downloads due to tile limits.  I have clearly overlapped downloaded areas, but when I look at the size of the downloaded the size of the file shows that app downloaded the same tiles twice.  When I have selected an area I go just below the maximum file size.  The file size after the download is the same size as the file size I selected.  It seems the app is indeed downloading tiles I have previously downloaded.

     

    Thoughts? 

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Can you tell me the names for two of your maps that are overlapping and you think should be smaller?

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    rescuejg

    This seems to have happened with multiple map sections I have downloaded.  

     

    Two of the maps:

    USFS 2016 10/29/17 13:20:20  - 99640 tiles

    USFS 2016 10/29/17 13:22;17  - 99125 tiles

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi again,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I talked to our developers about this, and they are fairly confident your tiles aren't getting downloaded twice.

    I think the reported file sizes are misleading because they're reporting storage for the whole map, including the overlapping spot on each map -- essentially reporting that storage space twice -- but it's not actually resulting in additional disk space being taken up.

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    rescuejg

    Any progress made on this?  It would truly be nice to be able to see what has been downloaded.

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    michaelknoll

    The size limit on the downloads is a huge hassle.  GaiaGPS, please offer us a way to lift the cap.  Also, please add a way to see what geographic areas have already been downloaded for a given source of maps.

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    Brallobarbital

    Agreed, add the function of viewing previously downloaded maps to android.

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    snell

    When I view the description of a saved map, there is an outline of that map displayed in a small frame near the top of the screen.  When I choose "show on main map" that outline is lost.  Would it be possible to allow users to choose to have that outline saved as a route named the same as the downloaded map?  That way we could keep those routes in a separate folder and they would provide our record of what has been downloaded.

    I do this manually, but tu takes a lot of time to trace the outline of the downloaded map and every time I see that outline just sitting there taunting me, I get frustrated!

    Howard

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    RossBleakney

    I just want to agree with everything that has been said. You should be able to choose a large area (e. g. the state of Oregon) and download the maps for it. If you can't do that, you should be able to download the maps piece by piece. My understanding is that you can do that, but it is very difficult. There is no visual clue to what has already been downloaded. This is a basic feature. Most people don't want to download a map for a particular trip -- they just want to grab their phone and go.

     

     

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