Quick Distance

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    Robyn

    Hey Keith, 

    Thanks for posting - I can see how this would be a helpful feature. 

    Currently, you can view the straight-line distance between 2 points by creating a straight line route:

    • Long press a location on the map or tap the '+' > Create Route
    • Then tap mode in the bottom left> Straight line mode
    • Place another point by long pressing the screen. 


    Check out this article for more information.

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    Keith Kessler

    Thank you for the follow-up Robyn, I appreciate how Gaia continues to engage with the user community. I agree creating a route is a valid workaround but it's not nearly as elegant as a two finger press and measure :) 

    Keep up the good work!

    Keith

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    mlmurray10

    Would like to add that a quick distance measure would be great and the route workaround is super awkward. Seems like an easy add in addition to area and would be nice for quick checks like KeithKessler described. OnX has something similar that is very intuitive

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    bartbowne

    Agree, need at way to measure distance on an actual track/route section without having to do the point to point route work around.....

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    eric.purcell.50

    I would like to see a quick measure tool as well.  I use the app with a satellite layer for work often.  Sometimes its a quick and easy way for me to get a distance but its a pain with the new quick waypoint tap crap.  I would also love it if the tool displayed the distance in feet for measurements less than a 1/4 mile or 1000' or something more "precise".  I'm not looking for perfect, just something more detailed than..."0.13 miles".  

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    Bamabww

    Yes, a quick way to measure distance between two points is something I would use a lot.  

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    laurapritts93

    Yes, please! Easy calculation of distance between waypoints would be a huge help on long hikes.  

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    GaryC

    It would be very convenient to have a selectable distance unit of measure of yards/meters in addition to miles/kilometers in either a circle radius or single point and stretch method. Take a look at OnX, Huntstand and BaseMap for reference. Thanks with your improvements.

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