New Waypoint based on Lat/Long specified in URLAnswered
Specifying the Lat/Lon in the URL correctly takes you to that location. But if you click the "Create Waypoint" from the menu, it will create a waypoint that at a different Lat/Lon.
For example, a 3rd party website might link to: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=15.0/-119.9850/34.7434&layer=GaiaTopoRasterMeters which will correctly center on that location, but pressing the "Create Waypoint" in the navigation pane will not create a waypoint at that location.
Sorry for the trouble creating waypoints.
Rather than specifying the coordinates in the URL, I would recommend entering the coordinates in the search bar as described here: Using coordinates to search and create waypoints.
Clicking the search result will create a temporary waypoint on the map, marking the location.
If you run into any trouble creating your waypoints, please contact Support here: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Yes, I do understand that entering the coordinates in the search bar works as expected. The challenge is when a 3rd party website provides a hyperlink to a Lat/Lon location on gaiagps.com. The goal is to avoid having to copy/paste the coordinates and be able to just click a clink to go to gaiagps.com and then drop a waypoint.
Is there a way to invoke the "search function" by passing the Lat/Lon via URL?
I see what you mean.
I can definitely see how it would be helpful to use the coordinates in the URL when creating a new waypoint.
We don't have plans for anything like this at the moment, but I've created an internal request for this to keep track.
If you have any further questions, please contact Support here.
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