More Waypoint Icon Choices (restarted)

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    Melanie Wilson

    Hey @From Boise, To,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    A hotspring icon is available.  It looks like this:  


    I have passed along your other feedback to the Engineers for consideration in future updates.

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    From Boise, To

    Thanks for that update. 

    I have to admit, I thought that icon was a camp fire.

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    Sean Haynes

    I’m right there with you. I just posted an analysis of available icons vs what was requested. There is much room for improvement and what feels like a company that has lost interest in their own app.

    “More Waypoint Icon Choices”, analysis

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    dougwaggle

    Re: Boat launch icon. I don't know how that didn't make the original list of icons. This is an app for outdoor people, after all. 

    I use the canoe icon for basic put-ins --- I launch a canoe. But I also have a power boat, and I can't launch it from the side of the road like a canoe. 

    I was just scanning the list of icons for anything that might be a good choice. How many people use the helicopter icon ... or the pay phone? Really?  

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    jarnogr

    I would love it if the color of the icons can be changed so that I could for instance use different colors for good or bad campsites or use a color for what kind of lodging is at the waypoint without having to open the waypoint itself.

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    Sean Haynes

    I agree but Gaia made it clear 5 months ago they weren’t going to listen to paying users or appreciably improve the app.

    https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/4404828543767--More-Waypoint-Icon-Choices-analysis

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    SteveBob

    USGS map symbols s are very limited there maps mainly  focus on terrain description and not points of interest

    https://www.usgs.gov/publications/topographic-map-symbols 

    this is the icon data base what already  appears  on Gaia's [open street map base layer]

    it covers most uses there free and opensource

    https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap_Carto/Symbols 

     

     It to use these symbols at first  seams like a no brainier it    would be simple and consistent they are already using some in there custom library why not make the rest available for you to customize with color circles or other fluff if necessary . and ditch the unless emoji' clutter

    then have  a searchable  fill screen choice list with category's and  the {title visible  below the icon }since you can’t  hover  to see the title in an app like you can on the web interface

    a simple and free solution.

    i know that some wouldn't like getting rid of legacy  icons but they would have to adjust.

    at least the  icon library would finally make sense

    in future builds they could have a toggle in map overlays to show public waypoints in you map if you wish

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