I’m very upset that Gaia decreased the maximum extent of aerial imagery that I can download at high resolution. At present I’m only allowed 10,000 tiles at high resolution on iOS.
This is approximately 5 sq miles, which is totally useless. I walk further than that on a normal walk, not even on a serious hike.
The high resolution is very important for navigating dirt roads in the west. There are no accurate road layers in many of the places I travel, southern Idaho, eastern Oregon, Utah… I have to use a combination of USGS topo, USFS roads, and aerial imagery. Many times in the desert there are 2 roads leaving from approximately the same spot on a main road and only one is shown on the USGS map (or other source). Having the aerial imagery is crucial for picking the correct road. And I need high resolution over a large area.
At a minimum I should be able to download the aerial imagery for a National park in a single map. Yellowstone is about 60x60 miles. The present 5x5 mi limit is useless. I would have to download over 100 individual maps to cover Yellowstone.
A number of users are complaining about this issue on the Gaia Gps Users group on Facebook.
If Gaia wants to continue being a premier mapping app you must fix this. If I can’t navigate with aerial imagery in remote areas I will be forced to move to a different app. The combo of aerial imagery and USGS topo is what got me hooked on Gaia about 10 years ago. I can download high resolution pdf’s to Avenza, which doesn’t have Gaia’s abilities but at least I’ll be able to navigate.
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