Upload area colors/ Shading

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    Robyn

    Hey zpearo,

    Currently, adjusting areas to have the option to be clear/hollow is not on the roadmap for this year. I do appreciate the feedback and encourage anyone interested in this feature to upvote this post. 

    In the meantime, in addition to the workaround that Nate mentioned, you can import areas as GPX files to Gaia GPS and it will display only the outline of the area without any shading. 

    For folks creating areas in the app that they do not want to be shaded, I recommend creating a straight line route: Create a Route in the iOS App.

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    Nathan

    @zpearo
    Thanks for posting and I see how having the option to set the interior color to clear would be beneficial.

    As a workaround, you can create a custom map source based on the areas and adjust the shade and outline of the areas. Check out this article for more details on creating a custom map source: Import Maps/Data with Mapbox Studio.

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    zpearo

    Any discussion about this?  Seems like it would be a relatively quick fix to have just a border and clear/hollow color for the interior? 

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    Sean

    Hello-

    As a new Gaia user, let me first say I was impressed enough to discontinue my Basemap subscription and buy a premium Gaia membership.

    I had the same question I found in this thread-

    Can we simply create an outline/shape, with the option of not having it filled, without having to do the workaround of creating a straight line shape?

    I noted that there seems to have been no further progress reported on this, and am curious if this request is still on the radar of any of the developers? It would be very useful to have, and would be greatly appreciated. If I have missed an update, my utmost apologies. I am simply at the same point of curiosity as was @zpearo over a year ago, and I am kinda sure technology has moved forward?

    Thanks again for an otherwise stellar app!

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    srbk

    Yes, this is a feature I would like very much too. I need to add polygons to the map to see a boundary, but need to see the topo underneath. An easy way to just have a colored edge of the area would be great. This is very simple in ArcGIS

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    Easement Steward

    Hi SRBK, there is a work around for this.  Once you upload your data you can export it as a GPX and then re upload the GPX and it should be fine.  Uploading as a GPX seems to solve the shading issue.  The only problem is if you have a really large file, then you need to export it in segments because uploading as a GPX seems to take up more space.  Not a huge deal, but I was uploading almost 1,000 boundaries and needed to break it down into 4 segments. Hope this helps!

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    cathybrowntcu

    We create sectors for search and rescue missions.  I agree that it would be helpful to have option of no color, we have the same problem zpero has with distortion/hard to read.  While there are workarounds, which we currently use, it adds another layer of complexity.  For example, create an area allows us to limit our sector size by acreage; whereas straight line does not show sector size.  

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    matt

    I just wanted to agree that having the area filled has been a problem for our entire field staff.  GAIA has been a great help for our company.  We are looking forward to your programmers creating an unfilled polygon option.  I

     

    n fact I would guess that the majority of users would appreciate the default polygon being NOT FILLED/Hollow with the option of shading/ filling when desired.

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    micelidave

    As an interim fix, can it be made so Gaia simply uses the symbology contained in a KMZ? When we create a kmz from ArcGIS (Pro or ArcMap), the symbology is saved within the kmz and the layer shows up in Google Earth the same way it was displayed in ArcGIS when creating the kmz. Is it possible to have Gaia access this symbology that is saved within the kmz? 

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