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M Rose

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@Traxx,
Gaia syncs cross platform (pc, iOS, Android) and is easy, just log into your account on your device and PC... when you close out and open on next device it’s there.
As for CarPlay interface, no clue. @1Louder is the guy for that.
The GAIA wiki answers most of the questions pretty well.
 
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I needed to update my Gaia to get the location marker color change to work.

Since my tablet does not have a magnetic sensor the compass can't work.
Are you sure you don’t have orientation turned off in your system settings to keep the tablet locked into portrait and not allow landscape?
 

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NUB (Non Useful Body) in regards to Gaia GPS, so looking for a line of instructional vids for basic operations. Than leading to more advanced operations.
I don't have time to reply line by line. Here is an article I wrote on CarPlay integration.

Kevin from Lifestyle Overland has made a series of videos on learning Gaia GPS. I would recommend watching them first.

The Gaia Support site is also good. You just have to take the time to read the articles. Check blog.gaiagps.com as well because Gaia constantly provides updates on the app.

There is no 3D mapping with Gaia GPS. No idea if that is on the roadmap of features or not. I recently led a team of 7 from Gaia GPS on their first overlanding/off-road adventure. Well 6 of them at least. The 7th was introduced to it by me over a year ago. Anyway, it has giving them a great appreciation for how folks like us use the application. You will see alot more content and features specific to overlaning in the app in the coming months.

Take the time to read and watch and you will get a lot out of the app.
 

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Is there a trick to deleting saved content? I've been trying to stop maps from downloading on my tablet but no luck.

I also have waypoints that sit loading for over five minutes . I would like to delete them.

Thanks
 

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Is there a trick to deleting saved content? I've been trying to stop maps from downloading on my tablet but no luck.

I also have waypoints that sit loading for over five minutes . I would like to delete them.

Thanks
Manage your data via gaiagps.com
 
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab3 and I can’t get Gaia to download on to it. It says it will not work with my browser or something along those lines. Any one else able to download it on yours?
Are you installing the Gaia app from the Play Store?
I’m downloading it from the play store website because it Gaia does not show up in the play store. I read if you download through Google Chrome it works but that didn’t work for me.
 

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Having a problem deleting waypoints.. Also the folder still shows, but the route is gone.
So far I've: Opened the folders section and un sync'ed it. Opened the waypoints and un sync'ed them. Tried deleting first from the folders section, then from the file itself, and now from the waypoints.. No Joy

What simple step did I miss?
 

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I can get a track to work, but not a route...
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"IGC file does not contain any location samplesCannot locate 'trk' element(s) "
Never tried it with a route. I think there are some free online tools to convert from route to track. I have never had the need. Must be how the xml data is written.
 

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Never tried it with a route. I think there are some free online tools to convert from route to track. I have never had the need. Must be how the xml data is written.
I do like it! The beta player is cool! Shows most all of the data the GPS collects. Shame I can't use it on a route I create.. I may just have to fire up the Windows laptop and head for Google Earth Pro for that (ugh).

My first try at it! Did a screen recording to only capture a portion of the track. Byways no Highways Sandwich Notch Fly-by
 
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I know it’s in google play but it does not show up on my google play store. I think because it is not compatible. That is why I try to download it from the website. That’s what I’m trying to fix on my tablet. Here is the first two pages that shows up on my google play when I type in Gaia GPS.
 

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I know it’s in google play but it does not show up on my google play store. I think because it is not compatible. That is why I try to download it from the website. That’s what I’m trying to fix on my tablet. Here is the first two pages that shows up on my google play when I type in Gaia GPS.
Look at the minimum requirements list that Gaia has. Maybe your Tablet is too old. Play store says Android 5.0 and up.
 
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Yup I’m running 4.4.2 not 5 that is why. Thank you for that!
I know it’s in google play but it does not show up on my google play store. I think because it is not compatible. That is why I try to download it from the website. That’s what I’m trying to fix on my tablet. Here is the first two pages that shows up on my google play when I type in Gaia GPS.
Look at the minimum requirements list that Gaia has. Maybe your Tablet is too old. Play store says Android 5.0 and up.