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GAIA GPS Map Layers?

Madsteezin

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Here are the layers I'm currently using for scouting. Just discovered the Slope Angle layer! Does anyone know of any other layers/features that help with e scouting?2022-05-16_16-47-53.png
 

cstan

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I’m not familiar with GAIA, but CAL TOPO has slope angle I use it religiously. Combined with Forest Service 2016 topos, it’s hard to beat for finding pinch points in hill country.



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cville_bowhunter

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I’m not familiar with GAIA, but CAL TOPO has slope angle I use it religiously. Combined with Forest Service 2016 topos, it’s hard to beat for finding pinch points in hill country.



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X2 on CalTopo. OnX and the other mapping apps geared toward hunters are great and all, but CalTopo is awesome and it's totally free. I also use the slope angle feature religiously. You can set it up to be either gradient or fixed, too, which is nice depending on the piece of land.
 

NMSbowhunter

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The false color IR layer in Caltopo is interesting. I just started working with it. If I'm not mistaken, I think I first heard about it from Robert Loper, on here, in one of his videos. Apparently, the layer makes vegetation density stand out and makes picking up subtle transitions easier to pick out and highlights probable bedding areas. It's fairly new to me so I'm still learning it.
 
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cstan

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The false color IR layer in Caltopo is interesting. I just started working with it. If I'm not mistaken, I think I first heard about it from Robert Loper, on here, in one of his videos. Apparently, the layer makes vegetation density stand out and makes picking up subtly transitions easier to pick out and highlights probable bedding areas. It's fairly new to me so I'm still learning it.
You’re absolutely right @NMSbowhunter. Problem is that I can’t remember how to get to that layer . Totally stumped


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NMSbowhunter

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You’re absolutely right @NMSbowhunter. Problem is that I can’t remember how to get to that layer . Totally stumped


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In the base layers box on the right hand side of the screen it is in the second drop down box from the top. There is usually something like 2013-2014 in there. click in that and drop down and you should see false color ir.
 

Madsteezin

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The false color IR layer in Caltopo is interesting. I just started working with it. If I'm not mistaken, I think I first heard about it from Robert Loper, on here, in one of his videos. Apparently, the layer makes vegetation density stand out and makes picking up subtle transitions easier to pick out and highlights probable bedding areas. It's fairly new to me so I'm still learning it.
Very Cool! For others that are reading this you need to select NAIP as the Base Layer then False Color IR from the dropdown.
 

Pubscrub47

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I use the USGS topo (old school topo map mostly from 70s) it’s super detailed with trails , old RR GRADE, and other nice details. I also use “satellite with labels” added on top to see details laid over the topo lines. I use “private land” also. Gaia is the best, I think it’s better then onX
 
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