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Map Legends

OpenStreetMap-based sources:

Many maps in Gaia GPS are OpenStreetMap-based sources, such as OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap. These maps will include all, or some of the features shown here:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features

NOAA Marine Charts:

http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chartno1.htm

USGS Geology:

http://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/kb?request=GetLegendGraphic&layer=Geology&service=WMS&version=1.1.1&format=image/png

Aviation Maps:

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/aero_guide/

CalTopo Slope Shading Overlay:

CalTopo_Slopes_Overlay_Legend_300x500.jpg


USGS Topo Map:

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/jmjaeger/6932_gis/usgs_map_symbology.pdf

World Topo (OpenCycleMap by Thunderforest):


New Public Lands Overlay:

https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/216162007

Old Public Lands Overlay:

https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/229057268

 

USFS Maps

You can go to https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/rastergateway/states-regions/states.php to view and download individual USFS PDF maps. Each PDF download will include a map legend. Here is a sample legend from the Bowen Mountain Quad in Colorado:

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    krisludington

    This is it?  This is all you have on map legends?  You are basically selling maps with no legends.  This pathetic entry doesn't even discuss the legends.  It's just some random links.  You need to address this.  This is a serious shortcoming.  Without legends the maps are far less useful.

    I suggest you develop a legend for each map and include it in the app.  They need to be available offline.

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    bradleehess

    Amen. I just paid for Gaia Pro and am spinning my wheels trying to understand different colors and icons. Urrrr

     

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    gaiagps

    And contour intervals! 20 ft, 10 ft, 20 meters, which is it?

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    annalysa200

    I totally agree with krisludington and the other frustrated users. Give us useful legends within maps or highly integrated into each one. Please!

     

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