Author Archives: Ashli Baldwin

About Ashli Baldwin

Ashli manages the Gaia GPS communications team. In 2014 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Ashli writes about her adventures on her blog http://www.tentside.com/

Welcome Map Specialist Kate Dougherty

Kate Dougherty started working with the Gaia GPS team last year, both on stage, and behind the scenes. As of this week, she’s working full-time as the first Gaia GPS Cartographer, or maybe a better title is “Cartographer, GIS Specialist, and Technical Writer.” So far, you may have read Kate’s technical writing on the blog,… Read More »

New HD Maps Available Now

As of today, you can use HD maps in Gaia GPS for OpenLandscapeMap, OpenHikingMap, and OpenCycleMap. These sources work great on retina and high resolution devices. The addition of HD maps answers a common request for the ability to increase text-size on higher resolution displays. How to Add HD Maps To add the new maps,… Read More »

OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap in HD

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

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

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

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 membership 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

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 »