Snap-To Trail Not Working in Specific Location

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Can you save the route and send me a link to it? I'll check it out.

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    mark

    Hey Ashli: Thanks so much for your quick response. Here are links to two routes:

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/17be590a-53af-4a58-a01c-5abb89a48351/

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/0dba4960-6160-4a02-95ef-f1e70dd38dda/

    The first is a "good" route in the Uwharrie National Forest. The snap-to worked perfectly, as it has every other time I've used this software.

    The second is a "failed" route in the Birkhead Wilderness Area, just a few miles from the location above. As you can see, I placed route points at major trail junctions; however, rather than fitting the route to the trail between those junctions, the software simply drew the route as an "as-the-crow-flies" route with straight lines between the route points.

    Not sure what could be going on. Any advice appreciated!

    Thanks again.

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Mark,

    Thank you - I took a look and there is definitely some issue preventing it from snapping to the trail like it should. I've passed this along to our lead developer and will follow up with you as soon as I have an update!

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your patience!

    We were able to fix the issue affecting your route. When you go back to edit or create a new route - it will snap to the trail.

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    mark

    Hi Ashli: That's great, thanks very much. I really enjoy this mapmaking tool, so I'm glad to be able to depend on it again. Thanks so much for the quick fix!

    Best,

     

    Mark MacAllister

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    gilbert7227

    I have the exact same issue but in a different area.  Is there a global fix, or does each created route have to fixed independently?

    Thanks

    S

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    nworker

    I have a similar problem. I am planning a trip from Gerlach, NV to Lund Petrified Forest and then on to Soldier Meadows Ranch and Lodge. Google maps can figure it out, but GaiaGPS routes me back through Gerlach rather than going over the mountains. 

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/c602b46d-6905-41a6-adda-f2d141241572/?layer=CalTopo,googlesatellite

    Here is the google map's output:

    and then here is the default GaiaGPS back through Gerlach, NV

    If I add a point to force it over the mountains on the road found by Google and visible on the map, the route is a straight line:

    Any help would be appreciated...

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    gilbert7227

    The only good news about your issues is that it means it's not just me!!  Selfish I know... ;)

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    nworker

    Of course you are not alone :-)

    I ran into the same problem in a previous version. They got it fixed after some time. Part of the problem, I found, was not waiting for the snap to calculate before moving to the next point. In this case, part of the route did snap to the road so it isn't a total loss for me. All the best!

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    Nathan

    @gilber7227
    Can you click 'Submit a Request' above to contact the support team, and include a copy of your route along with the coordinates of the area so we can take a closer look?


    @nworker
    The Snap-to-Trail router runs off the trails and roads on the Gaia Topo layer which pulls data from the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap database.

    I have updated the OSM database to include the sections of road between the Lund Petrified Forest and Willow Creek Reservoir which will let you create a route similar to the one shown on Google Maps. The updates will be available in Gaia GPS in about a week.

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    nworker

    @Nathan does that mean I should have loaded a different base map?

    What is the OSM database?

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    gilbert7227

    Nathan, I have submitted a request

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    Nathan

    @nworker
    I recommend using Gaia Topo or one of the other OSM based layers such as the Satellite with Labels when using the Snap-to-Trail feature.

    OSM (short for OpenStreetMap) is an Open-source and public mapping project that many maps get their trail data from. You can visit their website at OpenStreetMap.org.

     

    @gilbert7227
    Thanks, looks like Robyn got back with you on the issue.

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    ashley.kingon

    Hi,


    I am having a similar problem.  I am using the browser (FireFox 60.0.2) to try and create a route - the Pemi Loop in NH - however the snap to feature is not working (I am using the Gaia Topo layer).  Here is the very start of the route - https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/route/70a01495-64eb-4c62-8f20-b1f73b9c5f2f/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet.

     

    Any ideas???

    Thank you

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    Nathan

    @ashley.kingon

    It looks like there was an error when the route was first created. Sorry about that. The best way to fix this will be to create a new route.

    I went ahead and made a new route for your trip along the Pemi Loop in New Hampshire and you can add it to your account by following the link below and clicking the “+Add to My Routes” option.

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    jure

    Hi! I have the same problem. Snap to trail does not work for me (but it used to). Is my browser funny?

    Here is an example route:

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/1ee73427-7348-48ee-9733-3145aa1d7067/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet

    Thank you!

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    nmjacobs

    Same problem.  I can't use snap-to-trail on any of my iOS devices (ipad/iphone) and from my browsers (Firefox/Chrome).  It worked on a hike just a few weeks ago.  All my apps are updated and the current versions.

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    PiGG

    this is very frustration.  I was able to create routes this afternoon from my pc(windows 10) but now it wouldn't snap to the trail as if I have selected Bird mode.  I have tried just every browser but the same problem. 

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    PattyDuffy

    Same problem here.  I am trying to create a route on the Tour du Mont Blanc in Europe.  I've been working on routing the area for a couple weeks and it was snapping on fine.  Now, suddenly, I've tried several times in the last few days and I cannot get it to snap to trail AT ALL.  Is there a known universal problem GAIA?

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    Nathan

    @jure, @nmjacobs, @PiGG, @PattyDuffy
    The bug affecting the Snap-to-Trail feature yesterday has been fixed and I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

    If you are still having an issue create a route, please click “Submit a Request” above to contact the support team and let us know the coordinates of the trail you are trying to snap to.

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    jure

    Thank you!

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