Author Archives: Ruthie Irvin

About Ruthie Irvin

Ruthie works on the communications team at Gaia GPS. She loves exploring the outdoors and camping with her husband and daughter.

Gaia GPS Assists in Backcountry Rescue

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From Dispatch to Planning On June 13, 2016, three fire departments responded to a technical rescue in the Wood River Fire & Rescue service area in Idaho. The patient had tendon damage from falling, as well as some broken leg bones. The injury happened in the backcountry, but Wood River’s extraction team knew the general… Read More »

New GaiaPro Map Layer—MapBox Satellite with No Labels

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Now available to GaiaPro subscribers, MapBox Satellite Imagery with no labels offers a cleaner map view than the version with labels—perfect if you plan to layer the source with other maps in the app (iOS/Android), layer maps on gaiagps.com, or print your tracks on gaiagps.com. Add the source from the More Layers menu under the… Read More »

SwissTopo Maps Now Available with GaiaPro

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Similar to USGS Topo maps, SwissTopo provides beautiful handmade cartography and fine detail. These maps of Switzerland are perfect for hiking, skiing, and planning trips in the Alps. SwissTopo features heavy elevation shading and contour lines, and emphasizes peak and range names that display prominently. Add the source from the More Layers menu under the… Read More »

Add Map Sources on gaiagps.com Main Map

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You can now customize your map sources on the main map of gaiagps.com, and these changes sync seamlessly with the app. In the past, using non-default map sources on gaiagps.com required adding them from within the Gaia GPS app, then syncing the changes back to the website. So instead, you can now add all available… Read More »

Gaia GPS for Android version 6.5.12

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Gaia GPS for Android update 6.5.12 adds the ability to import custom map sources directly into the app as an alternative to using the addmapsource page on gaiagps.com. Create a TileJSON using a TMS map source by following the instructions in this Help Center article. Test out your TMS URL here: http://trailbehind.github.io/TilejsonTester/. After creating the… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.8

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The newest update to Gaia GPS for iOS, version 10.8, includes a major UI change—the removal of Offline Mode. Since iOS now allows users to disable LTE data for apps on an individual basis, and GPS works in Airplane Mode for iOS 8.4 and later, Offline Mode slipped into obsolescence. This change also fixes a… Read More »

Introducing Pagination and Search on gaiagps.com

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The gaiagps.com datasummary pages got a functionality makeover, with a new search feature and the ability to handle large amounts of data better than ever before. Find and Organize Your Data Faster search through your tracks, routes, waypoints, and maps lists load your data faster and more reliably with pagination better animations and updated page… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.7

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Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.7 boasts several great fixes, and offers a better alternative default map source to display in place of an unavailable main source. In the past, the MapQuest OpenStreetMap source displayed in lieu of an unavailable map selection. Now, the the in-house GaiaTopo, based on OSM data and stylized with the Gaia… Read More »

Gaia GPS for Android Version 6.5

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In a continued push to increase development on Gaia GPS for Android, version 6.5 boasts a big list of updates. This includes the addition of the NAD-27 datum—a highly requested feature, especially with Emergency Response professionals. You can now toggle between NAD27 and WGS84 directly from the settings menu. Other important updates include: Multi-layered downloads… Read More »

Import Custom Map Sources on gaiagps.com

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Now available on gaiagps.com—import custom map sources directly to your online account with a TMS URL. Read here to learn more about finding a TMS URL. Until now, only iOS users had the ability to add TMS sources to Gaia GPS, and doing so required testing the TMS URL, converting the data into a TileJSON… Read More »