Show bearings between waypoints

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    jason

    I think it would be awesome if we could see the bearings between waypoints...!

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    stinton.b

    This is a need feature I have to us Topo Maps IOS application to find out his information. In addition each leg of a rout should have the distance (which it has) and the magnetic bearing

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    billgiez

    I agree, this capability would be very helpful.

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    sfgerald

    I agree. 

    This makes the app much more versatile without any additional clutter.  The info could be displayed in the route info page right below distance or ascent.

    For instance, I'm setting up orienteering courses, to be able to drop the points and mark them on my phone and then when I get back to my computer find and print distances and bearings.  This seems to be a simple addition, the ability to create routes from pre existing way points.

    Please add this as it is frustrating and confusing why we can't already.

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    parkerkempf

    yes please add bearings! having to pull out a map and draw out bearings and measure distances makes it feel like I may as well not be using the app at all to do tour planning

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    tkrossiter

    Yes--this would be an important useability advantage.  It would help me in the tour planning I do for my work and for my personal climbing.  As a GaiaPro subscriber, I'd like to know when this will be added--please let us know Gaia.

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    MattSchonwald

    I support the above comments and hope this functionality can be added soon!

     

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    LIWtoday

    I also support adding this functionality!

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    LIWtoday

    BTW - I was experimenting (at home using a saved route) with ability to measure distance between points while out on the trail. The info provided when doing this is not only the distance - but also what appears to be a bearing "from me" (assume in this case I'm at the first point) to the second point.

    I've only tried this at home using a saved route. Here's how to do it: (i) Long press on your current position, (ii) long press on the spot you want to go to / measure, (iii) make sure select Hiking at lower LH corner. Each point added from the long presses is a waypoint - and when you tap either one it shows distance between them. If you tap the one that is your current position - I believe it will show bearing to the 2nd point (though testing it from home - it shows bearing from my home (I think) as it states "356% from me" - even though on the route portion I used, the actual bearing would be ~ 90%. And of course - after you have the needed info - delete these new WP's so they don't appear on your saved route!

     

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    G&O

    Yes please!! Add. Add. (Make this next...)
    All those not clamoring for this feature are only not clamoring because they don't know how bad they want it. :)

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    jschrock

    good lord how many people have to ask for this before GAIA gets it done? I have been requesting this for years. It’s a no-brainer and entirely ridiculous that it hasn’t been included from the get-go. It is absolutely basic tour planning functionality and the lack of capability can add massive amounts of time while i export data to OTHER COMPETITOR APPS/WEBSITES just to do this.

    Yeah, apologies for the “shouting” but this has been completely infuriating ...for a really long time.

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    jschrock

    FYI, for those interested in how to hack around GAIA’s problem here (at least for routes in the USA), the most efficient option I’ve found is:

    - get the Topo Maps app for iOS

    - export your waypoints in GPX format

    - open with the Topo Maps app (your GPX file will be under the “Waypoint Files” link)

    - place your center marker over the waypoint you are measuring FROM

    - open the measuring tool link (button in upper left that looks sort of like “radar”)

    - drag the centerpoint to hover over your next waypoint

    - distance and direction (True) will be noted on the screen

    Hope that helps. There are more ways/apps to do this. Hopefully Gaia gets this figured out for the app soon.

     

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    martyemmick

    I just got GAIA GPS and am unpleasantly surprised that bearing information on saved routes is not standard.  It is VERY important in off trail planning.  This is standard in other apps.  Please add this ASAP!

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