Add sightline from location marker and more accurate compass reading

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    Xzcty

    I would also like to see this feature, which is sometimes known as a bearing line. It can be very useful for the purposes indicated. It can also be useful in a canoe, e.g., when attempting to follow a straight course to a distant landmark. I previously used a different app that had this feature and it is sorely missed. (Though I wouldn't object to the length of the line being adjustable, as TylerYoung, suggests, it would work for me as long as the line extends from the current location to the edge of the screen.)

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    Toby Ovod-Everett

    I concur.  It would make sense to me to couple this with the "double-triangle" mode (entered by clicking a second time on the cross-hairs icon in the middle of the top button bar).  Also, it would make more sense to me if the "double-triangle" mode positioned the current position at 1/4 or 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the screen, rather than half-way up.

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    Jon Schmitz

    Yes, please! This is available in Backcountry Navigator and is so helpful. Seems like an easy add on with great value.

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    Jim Margolis

    I can definitely see how it would be helpful to have sight lines.

    We don't have plans for anything like this at the moment, but I'll create an internal request for this to keep track.

    As a work around, you can create a waypoint then use Guide Me.  This will show a straight line to the waypoint, and you can rotate until the arrow is aligned with the line. 



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