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Speaking of Gaia features, I need PDF map support for our WA State Wildlife green dot trails. If you need this, please upvote the ask here: Support for GeoPDFs – Gaia GPS

The maps I need to import are here: Green Dot maps | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Those may be available in Avenza by default or if you have a premium Avenza subscription you can import other GeoReferenced PDF maps into Avenza. I agree people should upvote but in the meantime use Avenza for that. I don't know if Gaia will ever implement this. Who knows though... While Gaia is my go-to app I use Avenza when required.
 

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Those may be available in Avenza by default or if you have a premium Avenza subscription you can import other GeoReferenced PDF maps into Avenza. I agree people should upvote but in the meantime use Avenza for that. I don't know if Gaia will ever implement this. Who knows though... While Gaia is my go-to app I use Avenza when required.
Yes, I'm using Avenza. But it is limited without yet another subscription (I'm using the 3 free imports for now). The feature request was responded to by Gaia and so they do seem to want to do it. But it helps to get visibility and more feedback to prioritize it.
 

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I was hoping as you can D/L an 'area' (or along a route) you could also share just that as well as easily. I will come with time, I sure.. Technology just gets better!
 

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Maybe you can help me with this. I was out and about in the sierras decided to take the trail up to central camp above bass lake. Ontne way up part of my screen went blurry the other part not. Not so blurry you couldn’t make out any thing but enough that you could recognize trails topo lines etc but couldn’t distinguish anything I was just running it on my iPhone 11 and the transfer to the jeeps main screen I was pretty sure I had downloaded the whole area awhile back I think I had the usgstopomap running as a base and not the Gaia base . I dint think much about it then but could that have been the problem?
 

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Maybe you can help me with this. I was out and about in the sierras decided to take the trail up to central camp above bass lake. Ontne way up part of my screen went blurry the other part not. Not so blurry you couldn’t make out any thing but enough that you could recognize trails topo lines etc but couldn’t distinguish anything I was just running it on my iPhone 11 and the transfer to the jeeps main screen I was pretty sure I had downloaded the whole area awhile back I think I had the usgstopomap running as a base and not the Gaia base . I dint think much about it then but could that have been the problem?
Change the layers to see which one was not downloaded fully. That’s the easiest way to correct things. I recommend downloading an entire State with the Gaia Topo layer. The file size is reasonable. Then you know you have at least one map layer with coverage.

If you saved a set of layers you can always see that under the Saved tab. Find what you saved, say Blah Lake, for example and the click the show on main map button. That should force everything you downloaded to display.

It sounds like you had a layer either not downloaded at all or not completely downloaded. What you were seeing was the cached data in Gaia. It got blurry when you ran out of cached data. You can always clear your cache, set your phone I. Airplane mode with WiFi off and then check your maps again.
 
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Has anyone else noticed that Gaia has killed the 5-year plan? My three month trial just ended today and I was going to do the five-year. But as far as I can tell, it's not available anymore. Which is a bummer. I wanna say the five year with a coupon was under $100 and the one year is closer to $40/year (yeah I can get a coupon for ~$35 he first year but who knows what the price will be next year) . A significant difference. I'm kinda wondering why/if Gaia lost confidence in the five-year option.
 
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Has anyone else noticed that Gaia has killed the 5-year plan? My three month trial just ended today and I was going to do the five-year. But as far as I can tell, it's not available anymore. Which is a bummer. I wanna say the five year with a coupon was under $100 and the one year is closer to $40/year (yeah I can get a coupon for ~$35 he first year but who knows what the price will be next year) . A significant difference. I'm kinda wondering why/if Gaia lost confidence in the five-year option.
Gaia was recently acquired, so I’m guessing the new owners are recouping their investment.
 
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Has anyone else noticed that Gaia has killed the 5-year plan? My three month trial just ended today and I was going to do the five-year. But as far as I can tell, it's not available anymore. Which is a bummer. I wanna say the five year with a coupon was under $100 and the one year is closer to $40/year (yeah I can get a coupon for ~$35 he first year but who knows what the price will be next year) . A significant difference. I'm kinda wondering why/if Gaia lost confidence in the five-year option.
Gaia was recently acquired, so I’m guessing the new owners are recouping their investment.
I'm guessing you're probably right, but now they're going to get a $0 recoup from me vs the ~$100 they were about to get.

Fine, end the offering, raise the price or whatever, but maybe give your existing and eval customers a last shot to lock in the "current" prices. Heck they email me 2x/week. What's one more "last chance at these prices" email.

I've actually been really happy with the (premium) version of OSAMD+. I think that's where I'll put my efforts for the next while. I'm not interested in paying more for the year, putting in the time to learn, then find out next year they want $50 (and the next year $60 and so on).
 
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Also sorry to hear this. I do like Gaia, but not at higher pricing! I'll be debating a switch when the time comes if they haven't brought the 5yr plan/pricing back.
 
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I'm using the Nat Geo layer and researching George Washington NF. I see the symbol for a gate but there's two different colors of them... Black/brown.. What's the difference?

 

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I'm using the Nat Geo layer and researching George Washington NF. I see the symbol for a gate but there's two different colors of them... Black/brown.. What's the difference?

Not sure if there's a difference but I can say those are both closed gates. There's not much deviation off Union Springs that isn't private land or restricted forestry roads.
 

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Here's another.. Black diamond with number in it. No in the legion that I see... Nat Geo again.
I'm thinking it's 'select paved' going by just the road color. Still wondering if 80 is a forest road? Kinda nice if it is!

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Here's another.. Black diamond with number in it. No in the legion that I see... Nat Geo again.
I'm thinking it's 'select paved' going by just the road color. Still wondering if 80 is a forest road? Kinda nice if it is!

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80 seems to be a paved state highway. I'm going to recommend that when you are looking in a National Forest to use the the USFS 2016 map and MVUM (USFS) layer. Nat Geo is good for finding stuff, but in Virginia especially you really need to use the MVUM layer to get the open/close dates. Lots
 

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Offline Routing Added to Gaia GPS!
The latest version supports offline routing. When you download a map area just make sure the option to download offline route data is selected.

For your current map downloads go to the downloaded map, tap more, and then tap Download Offline Routing Data

This will be a nice feature if you want to modify where you are going and don't have cell coverage.

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