Tag Management in tracks and points.

Tigus shared this idea 5 years ago
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Good day, I wanted to propose to add the label handling both tracks and points.

This is because although today can be arranged (the tracks) into folders and groups, there are times when not enough to maintain order and grouping, so also facilitate searches.

Handling tags can help group and search for tracks and points.

For example, you could create tags weather (cold, rain, hot), landtype (complicated, dirt, asphalt), up shoe or type of bike (to carry a total of kms accumulated to select those tracks and request statistics like today you can do).

Alongside this, it would be good also that the tag search can be performed directly on the tab tracks / points, so that is not affected by the structure of groups and folders.

Greetings.

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I mistakenly posted as a question, please if you can change idea.

Thanks and apologies.

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Good day Tigus, nice idea, thanks for it. I think something similar should already exists here on help desk, so if you find it, let me know so I can merge them.

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Thanks Menion, I could not find another idea that references the same. If it appears in good time they can join to add votes :).

Greetings.

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Thanks Igor, this is it. I've merged ideas into this one, as this is a more general solution.

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Thanks Igor, greetings.

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+1 less need for multi level folder structure if tags & filtering implemented

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Just giving this topic a kick along. 19 votes. I just spent 10 minutes searching for an old track. Eventually used Garmin Basecamp with exported GPX files on PC instead. If it had been nicely tagged I would have spent a minute.

Note the current group/ folder organization could happily co-exist with the proposed tag system.

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Searching in points / tracks is a workaround, so simply write your tags into the name or description. That workaround has several limitations

  • listing all tags in the point/track's name makes it quite long, but in many places, you have no wrapping/linebreaks - so this drives you to add tags into descriptions
  • slow, especially if "tags" are in description - so this drives you to add tags into names
  • description cant't be used as filter in points / tracks manager - so this drives you to add tags into names
  • you need to know your tag names & spellings by heart, while a real tag management would allow to select from existing tags
  • no search operators possible, e.g. when looking for inspiration where to go skiing with beginners, build-in tags management could easily allow "XC skiing" and not "advanced" because data set is much smaller than search of names & descriptions, so response time will stay useful even with operators. Such operators are very easy to use when GUI is designed appropriately - as inspiration, see e.g. https://streamable.com/6dcmv1 (GUI of inubit workbench for filter criteria in the database explorer)

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