Track Editing

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    stephenncollins

    This is still needed, and I hope the Gaia team has seen how often this feature request continues to resurface.  It's been super disappointing to see no real desire to move on this.  As I mentioned a year ago, I've had the app crash while tracking multiple times, not realizing it until many miles have gone by, which essentially renders tracking useless.

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    visconti.adriano
    As a user of Gaia GPS I am really very sorry that the features requested by users are not taken into consideration. This silence from the producer is deafening! Can GaiaGPS really not listen to its (paid) user base?
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    vatamaniuk.levi

    Please Gaia, I would love to see track editing become a feature as it is so useful and practical! I would love to be able to edit the path of my tracks much the same way that you can edit the path of a route by moving the pins. I often make tracks in the bush while working so that when my coworkers work in the area, they will be able to use my tracks. The problem is that sometimes I end up backtracking while making a track (e.g. running into a dead end, coming up against obstacles), and I would like to be able to remove that portion of the track where I backtracked so that others using my tracks won't follow the backtracking portion.

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    Imaginarian

    I see that even though I was signed in, help.gaiagps.com still doesn't recognize that until I click "Sign in", and then is says I already am! Identified as a flaw years ago.

    I use GPX editor. Not great, and not convenient, and not really kept up to date, but it does what Gaia does not...simple track editing. I had not wanted to become a "track editor" person, but I quickly learned how to edit a gpx file, and what to include to get them to run. Now I use templates, run the tracks through GPX Editor, then a beautifier https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=html+formatter+online&ia=answer, and then patch portions of that into my template.

    All this, and more missing fundamentals, are why I have been thinking for the past year that I will not renew my subscription. I can see that the Gaia crew is busy paying attention to some other business interests, but not fundamental use issues. It is a constant source of surprise that I find my DeLorme program from 2010 is actually easier to use and  much more competent.

    Those criticisms aside, I can see that there are improvements over time in the product. Unfortunately, more to do with glitz and selling to potential new customers than addressing existing customer interests. The recent shout out about Outside Magazine is a prime example. I have visited it on and off since the 1970s, and still think of it as the Land's End, yuppy, gossip rag of the outdoor set, so don't pay it attention these days. Not coming down on those who find it useful and entertaining, just not my style. So the fact that Gaia spent any time at all on coordinating with them is just so much hot air, in light of the glaring shortcomings of Gaia today, shortcomings that have not been addressed for years, despite all the discussions. I no longer recommend it to anyone in discussions, and I don't use it as much as I thought I would.

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