iOverlander Map Layer

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    Melanie Wilson

    Hey JSBerg,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    You can import nearly any map you find on the internet yourself. This article gives instructions for the different ways to import custom map sources:


    I would recommend converting the iOverlander data into a shapefile, then adding the data as a custom map source, so you don't clutter the map with so many waypoints. Follow these steps to do so:


    Tap the "Help" button in the button right corner if you have any questions.

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    WanderingBison.ca

    Thanks Melanie - nice to see you active here and commenting on my post. 

    I agree and absolutely could do it myself. The two problems are:

     

    First, that the information is quite dynamic, and would need to be updated regularly (which I could absolutely do for myself) but it would be so much more convenient if it was done by one for many. 

    Second, the only way I could do it myself is to download each country file individually (not a big issue since I’m not likely to visit more than two or three countries in the period of a month) but some country files have several thousands locations which exceeds the limit Gaia sets for imports. 

    Again, this is where an agreement between Gaia and the iOverlander team could allow one file to be imported as a layer for all users (iOverlander/Gaia could FTP one file for the world) and allow us as users to import or access the portions of the layer we need. 

    Does that make sense? If I’m the only user looking for this, then it doesn’t make sense but I suspect I would not be given Garmin including this now in many of their products. 

    Thanks again.

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    Melanie Wilson

    Hey JSBerg,

    Thanks for sharing. I see what you mean about the size of the country files.

    At this time, we don't have any plans to add the iOverlander Map Layer to Gaia GPS.

    But, this post can serve as the official feature request for this map source. 

    We appreciate the feedback, and let us know if you have any other questions.

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    justinc8543

    Is there any way to add a custom map layer that provides clickable waypoints?  The goal of this would be to be able to not only view the waypoints, but be able to click on them for more information.

    If I import the GPX, I'm limited to 1000 waypoints.  If I create a map layer, they all show, but aren't clickable.  Is there any way to be able to get both?

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    WanderingBison.ca

    I like where you are going with this 👍

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    Jim Margolis

    @justinc8543

    There's not a way to add a custom map layer that has clickable waypoints, sorry about that.

    You can split your file into smaller sections in order to import them into Gaia GPS. I recommend using Adze if you are a Mac user and GPS Track Editor for PC.  Once you import the smaller files, you will be able to click on those waypoints.

    if you have more questions, please contact us through the Help button at the bottom of the screen.

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    binder.mecheng

    Another great and very useful feature idea!

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    Brett

    Yes, please add the ability to overlay iOverlander data!

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