Author Archives: Ashli Baldwin

About Ashli Baldwin

Ashli is part of the Gaia GPS communications team. In 2014 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap in HD

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HD versions of OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap will go live soon in Gaia GPS for iOS and Android. The just released Gaia GPS for Android v6.3 and Gaia GPS for iOS v10.5 (due out this week) include HD map capabilities, but we need to wait to unlock the capability until after the releases. With HD resolution,… Read More »

Maps and Tracks for the Entire Appalachian Trail

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Download a full dataset of maps and tracks for the Appalachian Trail on gaiagps.com. The organized folders include official trail and waypoint data from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Sync the folders to your Gaia app or download in GPX or KML format to your desktop, and help aggregate data by becoming a contributor. Well-Organized, Comprehensive,… Read More »

Welcome Jason Abbott

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We’re delighted to welcome Jason Abbott to the Gaia GPS engineering team. Jason Abbott brings deep experience both with writing software, and Gaia GPS itself. Jason is a long-time user of Gaia GPS for Android, and you can read about his motorcycle adventures on his site, trailimage.com. You can also follow his technical blurbs by… Read More »

Gaia GPS vs AllTrails

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This article makes it easy to understand Gaia GPS vs AllTrails. Check out a detailed feature comparison, along with a breakdown of app vs app, website vs website, and subscription vs subscription. In summary, Gaia GPS shines for people who go into the backcountry. Gaia GPS has better maps, features, and reviews, and offers core… Read More »

Free GaiaPro with Enlightened Equipment Ultralight Backpacking Quilt

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Gaia GPS has partnered with Enlightened Equipment to offer an awesome deal through the rest of the holiday season. From now until Dec 31st, get a FREE year of GaiaPro with the purchase of any ultralight backpacking quilt from Enlightened Equipment. Enlightened Equipment offers ultralight sleeping bags and other outdoor gear—shaving sometimes pounds from your… Read More »

Gaia GPS iOS v10.4: Polygons, 3D-Touch, Auto-Naming, Much More

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Download the new version of Gaia GPS v10.4 for iOS today. The release includes new features, UI refinements, and bug fixes – every user should benefit from this one. iOS Version 10.4 Updates, Features, and Fixes Map Source Menu and Main iPhone Menu Updated Map Source Menu – Includes updated categories, descriptive icons, and more information… Read More »

Better Food to Enhance Your Next Backpacking Trip

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Frequent hikers and backpackers know how to cook dehydrated meals, but they can get boring pretty quickly. These 5 delicious treats can launch your backcountry cooking game into the next dimension. Cheese Surprisingly, cheese doesn’t always have to stay at home when you hit the trail. It lasts up to 5 days in your pack… Read More »