Meet Christopher Kracht – Gaia GPS Adventure Support Team

  Chris joined Gaia GPS in July 2017 as a part of the Communications Team, to support Gaia GPS users and write articles. He uses Gaia GPS with his offroad and overlanding adventures. He has driven the backroads of Baja, Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Idaho while using Gaia GPS for navigation. He especially… Read More »

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

After 4th of July Special! Click here to sign up for a free 1 month Premium Membership! *Promo available for first time Premium subscribers Many National Forests across the United States allow free dispersed camping. This post will show you how to use Gaia GPS to find free camping spots before heading out and navigate… Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps Now Available

Find Forest Service roads and trails to drive with the new motor vehicle use maps (MVUM) layer, a Premium Member overlay available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Now you can route motorized treks in advance and navigate your way through U.S. National Forests from directly within the app. If you’re not familiar with… Read More »

All New Trails Search Powered by OpenStreetMap — the Largest Open Trail Catalog in the World

Search for trails and plan your next trip faster than ever with a new search engine on gaiagps.com. Send trails, waypoints and download maps directly to your mobile device. OpenStreetMap powers the new search, allowing you to find your next adventure using the largest and most up to date open trail and POI database in… Read More »

Gaia GPS v1.1 for iOS with USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Interactive United States Forest Service’s popular Motor Vehicle Use Maps — now available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Also in this update, two finger map rotation and course-up mode lock. Read about the next generation Gaia GPS here and download it on the App Store today. Interactive Road Access Information Available as an… Read More »

NextGen Gaia GPS, with National Geographic

Today, we released the next generation Gaia GPS app for iOS. We’re also delighted to announce the inclusion of National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps, on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com. The new app is a huge leap for Gaia GPS, with tremendous technology, new maps and features, and a polished user interface. Since last September, eleven people… Read More »

Use Gridlines on Gaiagps.com

Anyone can now view gridlines at gaiagps.com/map. GaiaPro users can include them in map prints, too. To turn on gridlines, click the overlays button and choose from 5 different formats: Lat/Lon – Decimal Degrees Lat/Lon – Degrees, Minutes, Seconds Distance UTM MGRS UTM and MGRS grids even work in the extreme north, such as Svalbard,… Read More »

USFS 2016 Map Now Available in Gaia GPS

You can now access an updated version of the United States Forest Service (USFS) National Forests maps, called USFS 2016. The USFS 2016 map source includes updated roads, road labels, and vegetation shading. We left the existing USFS Raster source, and renamed it USFS Classic, because the Classic source includes some private property boundaries not… Read More »