When using Gaia to actually navigate in the backcountry it would be very useful if the location arrow had a sightline extending from the tip of the arrow. The user should be able to configure the length and visibility of this line. That way, when viewing topography very far away it is far easier to determine what you're actually looking at. As the user turns the phone, the line extending from the tip of the location arrow will turn with the user and pass over distant topography. The user could pan away from their location and zoom in to get a closer look at distant topography with this sightline still present.
This feature coupled with a 1 degree resolution compass readout would allow users to take relatively accurate bearings off of topography. The compass has a resolution of only 10 degrees in the UI. Giving the users an option to switch out the compass' panning display with a simple 3 digit bearing would be nice. Only a single number needs to appear where the current compass UI exists. Users should have the option to switch between the two compass styles.
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