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    stolo17

    Did you figure out how to search coordinates on the web app? I have been having the same issue since started using Gaia (~1 yr).

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    dgjohnston1

    Same here...  I'd love to be able to enter a lat/lon into the search bar and have the map center there.... Anybody??

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi all,

    I think this is working now. You can test it out by heading to gaiagps.com/map and searching coordinates.

    Sample format for decimal degrees: 43.9747, -120.6940

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    dgjohnston1

    Yes, it seems to "work", to get into the general area.  But now to get picky: the default zoom-level when I query a lat/lon is 2km/1 mile. The "center" of my screen could be a huge area at that level. I cant tell where "X-marks the spot"... until I zoom-in tight and then I'd still be guessing unless there's a feature there.  Perhaps this is a limitation we have to live with given the capabilities of the web interface.

    So lets look at how we add waypoints.  Currently we only have the option to "click on the map" to set a WP.  What about adding a field/option to enter a lat/lon to create a waypoint?   That should drop a "pin" on the map, and allow for then managing the WP as needed (zoom-in, move it, edit it, save it, etc)

    Thoughts?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Thanks for the feedback!

    We do plan to add the ability to drop waypoints based on coordinates so you can get an accurate location marking.

    Currently, we're in the midst of a big under-the-hood change for the map page, and I think we'll be able to add more features like adding waypoints by coordinate after that project is done. 

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    dgjohnston1

    Sounds good.  Thanks for the update Ashli. 

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    stevenboise

    I was just going to entry a "ticket" for this feature noted above but found this thread.

    Love that I can now copy and paste coordinates, but there's no way to see what's there since no icon actually drops on the map at that coordinate.  I can't zoom in either, since I (sometimes) don't know what I'm looking for and only have a coordinate...think primitive campsite.  If it's a building, it's still tough since the map zoom level is so far away from the "target."

    Getting better, Gaia!  Thanks for continually trying to make improvements.  

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