Gaia Overland Layer - Update frequency and road closures?

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    foleybenson4841759

     It's great to hear that the user has been a long-time Gaia customer and finds the platform useful for their off-road adventures in the remote regions of Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. The fact that they recently explored using the new Overland layer and found it to be a "game-changer" is a very positive endorsement.

     

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    persiman243

    road status updates?

    This MIGHT be a partial answer.  I had questions on bike routes in my area, why snap-to sometimes went to trails and ignored roads, and why the gravel roads weren't correct in Overland.  Gaia answered quickly, saying in part...

    Gaia Topo, as well as several other sources in the app, is based on OpenStreetMap data, an Open-source and public mapping project.
     
    Anyone can actually contribute to OSM in order to add trails and features to the map. Read more about this and find instructions here: Contribute to OpenStreetMap
     
    I'm thinking that the roads you are trying to follow are likely not edited for biking access in OSM, so that is likely why the snap-to-trail is not working in biking mode in that location. 
     
    I'm more than happy to check this for you. Please let me know the coordinates of those routes and I can take a closer look at this in OSM.
     
    Please note that any updates/changes made to OpenStreetMap will show in Gaia GPS when we do our next rebuild of the planet.

    The link describes updating Open Street Map.  I'm not a computer guy at all, and won't be doing that much.  But I'm theorizing that some of the updating you're looking for may be dependent on earlier users updating OSM.  Hope this is a helpful comment.  Just trying to contribute here.

    If BLM is updating maps at a certain frequency, and then G updates their access at a certain frequency, that would be interesting to know.

    I have also really appreciated the Overland layer for my uses.  As a long-time G user who doesn't read all the mails nor explore software, I was pleasantly surprised to find more layers and overlays that are very useful to me.  

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    persiman243

    road status updates?

    This MIGHT be a partial answer.  I had questions on bike routes in my area, why snap-to sometimes went to trails and ignored roads, and why the gravel roads weren't correct in Overland.  Gaia answered quickly, saying in part...

    Gaia Topo, as well as several other sources in the app, is based on OpenStreetMap data, an Open-source and public mapping project.
     
    Anyone can actually contribute to OSM in order to add trails and features to the map. Read more about this and find instructions here: Contribute to OpenStreetMap
     
    I'm thinking that the roads you are trying to follow are likely not edited for biking access in OSM, so that is likely why the snap-to-trail is not working in biking mode in that location. 
     
    I'm more than happy to check this for you. Please let me know the coordinates of those routes and I can take a closer look at this in OSM.
     
    Please note that any updates/changes made to OpenStreetMap will show in Gaia GPS when we do our next rebuild of the planet.

    The link describes updating Open Street Map.  I'm not a computer guy at all, and won't be doing that much.  But I'm theorizing that some of the updating you're looking for may be dependent on earlier users updating OSM.  That would seem to be a hit or miss operation.  Has anybody tried the trails you're interested in?  If they were blocked, did those folk go home and update OSM?  Seems like useful updating along these lines will be scattered and inconsistent.  But I hope this is a helpful comment.  Just trying to contribute here.

    If BLM is updating maps at a certain frequency, and then G updates their access at a certain frequency, that would be interesting to know.

    I have also really appreciated the Overland layer for my uses.  As a long-time G user who doesn't read all the mails nor explore software, I was pleasantly surprised to find more layers and overlays that are very useful to me.  

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