Since the original Waypoint Icon thread was closed, I decided to restart it as I don't see this new emoji solution to actually be the solution to the lack of Waypoint Icons.
Since that original Waypoint Icon thread was started, 4 years ago, there has been some good improvements in icon choices. Many of which were suggested in that original thread. However, the emoji solution isn't the solution.
As one user mentioned over there, just Standard USGS map symbols is all most of us want. After all, Gaia is a mapping system not social media/texting software.
There are many waypoint mapping icon solutions in the world and after being a 4-year member and waiting patiently for an update to satisfy the mapping world, I am very disappointed that Gaia choose emojis as their solution when the solution is to create and publish more mapping icons.
Or, as users mentioned in the original thread, allow for our own imports.
Some of the icons mentioned in that original thread that are still not present in Gaia include:
RV Dump Station
Propane tank station
The emojis have a checkered flag (which was in that original thread request) but there is no green start flag.
Boat put in for unpowered craft
Boat launch for powered craft
Dispersed camping v established campground/RV park
I'm sure there are others as well. What else can users add to this list?
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