using gaia on computer

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    Nathan

    To use the tracks you have downloaded offline, they will need to be imported into the app (iOS/Android).

    To use Gaia GPS on your computer, you will need an internet connection to access gaiagps.com. Sorry for the confusion.

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    robert.hatch41

    Hi Nathan

    Thanks for response.  Is there an app or program for the computer that will permit editing the tracks (files) on a PC?

    I am part of an orienteering horseback riding sport called TREC and we need detailed contour maps that we can edit.  Or is the only solution to convert to a GPX file and use a GPX editor?  If so do you have a GPX or KML editor you recommend?  After editting I assume can then load that GPX file back onto gaia?

    In our quest for creating detailed contour maps - is it possible to "average gaia tracks".  I know there is about a 30' error in a gaia gps track.  If I ride a trail several times can I take the tracks and then somehow average them to get a single more accurate track?

    Any help you can pass along or suggestions of where to go to be able to create very accurate detailed USGS quality contour maps would be greatly appreciated.  gaia is off to a great start merging caltopo already.  But this has some quirks like different shading as you move from quadrant to quadrant.

     

    thanks for you help

     

    Bob Hatch

     

     

     

     

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    jpurdy

    Bob,

    Look at "GPS Track Editor" for pc.  I frequently use it to clean up tracks, especially the birds nests of triangles, that happen when stopping to filter water or eat etc while the recording is allowed to continue without being paused.  GPS Track Editor has an auto filter that works well.

    Additionally, it has a merge function, that honestly, I have not used.  I do know that merging GPS tracks is much more complicated than simply averaging.  Do a little research on the internet and you will quickly go down a rabbit hole of complex math.

    John

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    robert.hatch41

    Thanks John

     

    That is exactly the kind of info that I am looking for.  I assume GPS Track Editor is for gpx files?

     

     

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    jpurdy

    Yes, simply export your track from Gaiagps.com and download to your pc.

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    Nathan

    @robert.hatch41

    To edit your tracks I recommend using Adze or GPX Editor and yes, the GPX files can be imported back into the app or gaiagps.com.

    To average the tracks that are recorded along a trail, I would use GPSBabel to merge the tracks into a single file and then trace the combined tracks in either Adze or GPX Editor.

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    climbingskiing

    How do I edit tracks on a MacBook Air - not a pc?

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    Nathan

    @climbingskiing
    I recommend using Adze on your MacBook Air. It's my preferred GPX editing software for Macs.

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