Gaia GPS for Android

Totally rewritten in all respects, we present Gaia GPS 5 for Android.

For the last 6 months, the core Gaia developers have endeavored to bring the same critically acclaimed mapping experience we offer on iOS to Android. We have tested the app iteratively with an open beta group throughout the summer, and with version 5 we’re ready to replace the old app completely with the new.

Gaia GPS 5 offers all the features of the previous Android release, and much more. It is also faster, more reliable, and more usable in almost every respect. And we have much more to come!

Fast and Interactive Maps

  • unmatched speed and responsiveness of maps, using OpenGL hardware acceleration
  • display all of your tracks and waypoints on the map at once, in rainbow colors, just like Gaia for iOS
  • vast selection of maps for offline use, including USGS Topos and Aerial Imagery, Worldwide topo and road maps based on OpenStreetMap, and US Forest Service Maps
  • sync your data seamlessly across all of your devices that run Gaia GPS, from Android, to iOS, to
  • share tracks with anyone by sending a short link via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more
  • keep your data backed up so you don’t lose your adventures when you lose your phone

Tracks and Waypoints, Import/Export

  • record and display tracks and waypoints
  • tap tracks and waypoints on the map to get info
  • see live stats and graphs about your trip in a configurable trip computer
  • overlay mini-stat displays on the map
  • import GPX files from anywhere (email, web, Dropbox, etc.)
  • export GPX, KML, and CSV


  • view the map in north or heads-up mode
  • view progress of map downloads and other network activity
  • display detailed information about the status of your GPS signal
  • display TrailBehind places on the map, and get info and relevant webpages about remote places
  • search the map for places, addresses, and coordinates
  • use five different types of coordinates: UTM, MGRS, DDM, DMS, and decimal
  • use metric/imperial and regular/nautical units

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