When I plot a route on Gaia (desktop) and record the elevation gains and losses, then export to gpx and look at terrain profiles on Caltopo, Gaia is higher in absolute value for gain and loss by as much as 3X on sections where there is a lot of elevation change. I've checked with my facebook community and others are finding the same thing comparing Gaia with other apps. My experience in the field suggests that it's Gaia that is overcalculating these values.
Can anyone explain that in Gaia's algorithms vs, the others would be causing seeing such a difference? I've lost confidence in Gaia's elevation values though I still love to use it for route planning. It's a bummer to have to export the routes to gpx and pull them up into Caltopo to get values I'm confident in.
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