If you’ve built complex overlanding routes with countless waypionts or recorded hundreds of hiking tracks, you can now keep all of that data organized and easy to find thanks to Gaia GPS’s new and improved folders on the web. Folders are now intuitive to build, find, and edit right from the Saved Items sidebar on gaiagps.com. This update also makes it a snap to declutter your map: simply hide folders (and the contents inside them) from view.
Read on to learn about filing all of your info for a specific trip, from waypoints to photos to the route itself, together in one folder. Plus, see how you can nestle folders into other folders for ultimate organization. And discover how searching for certain folders or the contents inside them is easy with intuitive filtering and sorting capabilities.
Create and Manage Folders in the Sidebar
When you build a detailed overlanding route filled with waypoints, or create separate routes for each section of your thru-hike, you can now easily file all of those trip details into one folder right from the sidebar. Just click the Folder icon to get started.
Rename and Edit Folders in One Click
If you want to rename a folder, you can do so in one click. Tap the three dots at the top of the folder in the sidebar. Quickly delete folders, routes, waypoints, and other data you no longer want by selecting those items in bulk and deleting them all at once.
Nest Folders for Ultimate Organization
Easily file folders together by nesting them into their own parent folder. This tree-branch folder structure lets you organize a bunch of folders that all pertain to backpacking trips in a certain geographic location, or do you have a list of overlanding routes that you want to classify together. Add even more organization by creating subfolders, similar to how you might build them in iOS or Windows.
Declutter your Map with the Visibility Button
Once you’ve created a lot of routes or saved many tracks in one geographic area, the map can become cluttered and hard to read. This can be tedious if you’re trying to build a new route, or examine a zone for prime camping spots. Plus, looking at a spider web of tracks might make it difficult to follow one particular route while you’re out in the backcountry. There’s a quick fix for this confusion — hide your saved items!
Filing your routes, tracks, waypoints, and other saved items into folders makes it quick and easy to hide those items in bulk. Click the blank space just to the left of the select button for that folder. An eye with a line through it will appear, indicating that all of the routes in that folder are no longer visible on your Gaia GPS map.
Easily Find Saved Items with Search, Sort, and Filter Functions
If you have lots of trail running routes, backpacking tracks, off-roading waypoints, or saved areas to sift through, no sweat. Searching, sorting, and filtering functions make it easy to find the item you are looking for.
When you remember the name of that backcountry ski folder or prime fishing spot waypoint that you’re trying to find, the search bar makes this easy. Just type the name or the keyword right into the search bar in the Folders sidebar. All items with that word in the title will pop right up.
You can choose whether to sort by metrics including distance, elevation, time created, and alphabetically. To sort items in the Saved Items sidebar, click the arrow pointing down at the top. You can also change the direction in which items are sorted, from newest to oldest or vice versa.
If you want to search through a smaller assortment of saved items, you can filter what appears in the sidebar. Just click the Filter button on the top. This lets you filter items by item type, and also by whether it’s visible or hidden on the map.
Folders are Available to Everyone
All Gaia GPS users can create routes, areas, and waypoints, as well as organize, backup, and share data. This includes the capability to create and manage folders. Get started with Gaia GPS at gaiagps.com and download the app for free on iOS and Android.
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