How to hide AREA on gaiagps.com?

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    Nathan

    To hide a saved area on gaiagps.com, you will need to toggle off the sync status for the area on the My Areas page. However, this will also prevent the area from syncing to your device.

    Instead of using the Area feature to create offline maps, I recommend using the Layered Maps feature that is available with your Premium Membership and then you can download an offline map that includes multiple map sources through the Create menu (“+” icon).

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    tracedef

    I've deleted the AREA and am starting from scratch. My goal is to download 5 different map sources for a single area (not 5 different areas) without having to redraw a square and download each source 5 different times. Example: I want maps of Central Park from 5 different map sources. I want to download these 5 sources all at once, I do not want to draw a square around Central park, download a single source and then repeat that process 4 more times for the other map sources. Is this possible? I understand I can then layer the maps with varying opacity with the layered maps feature, but am not sure how this plays into the actual downloading of maps, which is my area of concern. As it stands, I'm either misunderstanding or overlooking how to download multiple map sources at one time in the links you've provided. With a designated AREA, all downloads occurred at once up to five map sources. 

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    Nathan

    Sorry for the confusion.

    The Download Maps option will download an offline map that includes all of the map sources you have loaded into the Visible section of the Layers menu. Then when you are offline, you can adjust the transparency of each map source. Here's an example of how the offline map saved this way will be stored in the app:

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    tracedef

    Gotcha, see what you're saying now ... awesome ... thanks! 

     

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    barclay

    Personally I'd still love to see the requested feature implemented.  I have tons of areas that were painstakingly created that I don't want to delete.  The main use case for me is that when I get a new phone, or have to reset mine for some reason, I don't want to re-create all the areas to re-download all the offline maps again.  However, the inability to hide areas on gaiagps.com makes using it really frustrating.

    Alternatively, an even better solution would be if gaia stored the parameters of your already downloaded maps and there was just an option to re-download everything you had previously stored.

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    Nathan

    @barclay
    Thanks for posting.

    Gaia GPS does backup the boundaries for your offline maps whenever you sync your device with gaiagps.com (iOS/Android). So logging into a new device or one that has been reset with the email tied to your Gaia GPS account will tell the app to automatically start downloading all of the offline maps you have set to sync.

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    barclay

    Really? I'm not sure sure that worked for me last time I changed phones. When was this feature added? If I'm only using areas to keep downloaded map boundaries, can I now delete them?

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    Nathan

    @barclay
    Yes, deleting the saved areas in your account will not affect the offline maps that were based on them. When you do this, I recommend filtering the Saved menu in the app before deleting the saved areas:


    The option to automatically resume offline downloads is located within the Map Downloads section of the Settings menu:

    • open Gaia GPS > Settings > Map Downloads > toggle on the Auto-resume option


    When this option is active, the app will automatically download/resume downloading all the offline maps that are set to sync to your device.

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