Author Archives: Kate Dougherty

Import Tracks from Dropbox

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While there are several methods to import GPX/KML into Gaia GPS, many users find it convenient to bring in files via Dropbox. Check out these freshly updated help articles for iOS and Android to import using Dropbox. For iOS, we added this video to the Help documentation to step you through the Dropbox import steps.… Read More »

Create a Route Anywhere with Hybrid Routing

A hybrid route from Curecanti Creek to Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison County, CO.

You can now plan a “hybrid” trip that mixes snap-to-trail and straight-line segments on gaiagps.com. While you could create each of these route types separately before, you couldn’t combine them. With this improvement, if trails don’t exist for a section of your route, the planner generates a straight-line path instead. After completing the route, you’ll… Read More »

Post Your Tracks on OpenStreetMap from gaiagps.com

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  We’ve made it easier than ever to use your Gaia GPS tracks to update OpenStreetMap (OSM). Sending missing trails to OSM previously involved multiple steps. Now, you can push a track from gaiagps.com to OpenStreetMap.org by clicking on a menu option that appears on the details page for tracks and routes. Go to gaiagps.com,… Read More »

Web Updates – Better Routing, Enhanced Details Page

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September brought a number of improvements to gaiagps.com. You can see the full release notes for September on the updates website, and you can also pop over to updates.gaiagps.com anytime to view updates for Gaia GPS on iOS, Android, and the web overall. Routemaker Improvements Last month, we redesigned the route-making controls on gaiagps.com to improve… Read More »

Contour Line Overlays in GaiaPro

Contours-Meters overlaid on the Mapbox Aerial layer.

GaiaPro users can overlay base maps with worldwide contour lines in either feet or meters for additional context. You can layer the contours with any source, but will probably find them most useful when paired with satellite imagery. Add the contour layers to the map by opening the More Layers menu, then the GaiaPro Overlays… Read More »

Updated Public Lands in Gaia GPS

Updated public lands layer at zoom 9.5.

In addition to the new collection of hunting data we recently added, GaiaPro users can now access an improved public lands layer. Updated for 2016, the overlay gives you the most current and comprehensive data on government-managed areas. Hunters and anyone exploring areas of mixed land ownership may want to consider using this layer, which… Read More »

Updated Hunt Boundaries in Gaia GPS

Colorado bighorn sheep hunt districts, superimposed over US Topo.

GaiaPro users now have access to detailed boundaries for hunt districts in many states, just in time for the fall hunting season—a huge improvement on the previous collection in Gaia GPS. These new maps use the fruits of OpenBounds, an open data project we created as the basis for these maps. This article describes the… Read More »

Mapbox Outdoors in HD

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GaiaPro subscribers can now access Mapbox Outdoors. First released in April 2014, and revamped this May, Mapbox Outdoors combines OpenStreetMap (OSM) data with land cover, contour lines, and 3D terrain. Besides OSM, Mapbox Outdoors integrates 24 different data sources from 13 organizations – the resulting map focuses on the backcountry, but has complete data for… Read More »

New Road Layers in Gaia GPS, Including HD

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All Gaia GPS users can now access Thunderforest’s Transport and Mobile Atlas maps in HD. The transport map shows detailed information on public transport locations around the globe, while Mobile Atlas is a high-contrast roads layer designed for mobile use under difficult lighting conditions. GaiaPro users also have access to Mapbox Streets in HD. More… Read More »