Author Archives: Andrew Johnson

About Andrew Johnson

Andrew founded Gaia GPS. He writes code and manages the business.

Apply to be a Part-Time Gaia GPS Tester

We’re hiring a part-timer to test new releases of Gaia GPS. For this role, you must be an experienced Gaia GPS user, and you can work from anywhere.   Perks and Pay   $15/hour to start – number of hours varies depending on what devices you already have, you’ll be given iPhones, iPads, Android, and perhaps… Read More »

Trimble Outdoors App Sunset—Info on Migrating to Gaia GPS

As of April 1, 2016, Trimble Outdoors has cancelled all mobile apps, including the MyTopo hiking app, the Cabelas hunting app, and all other titles. According to their support page, the apps have been removed from the App Store, and users will have some time to keep using the maps and back-end services. We welcome… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS v10.3.2

Gaia 10.3.2 for iOS improves compatibility with iOS 9, drops iOS6, and fixes a few bugs. Check out the release notes here, also included in the app when you get the update. On updates.gaiagps.com, you can always check out release notes for the Gaia GPS for iOS, and Gaia GPS for Android. You might notice that… Read More »

Meet Zach Irvin

Zach first came to Gaia GPS as the primary Adventure Support staffer in early 2014, but more recently switched over to working with the engineering team, doing QA on app releases. Zach wanders around Texas testing Gaia GPS, and also creates and executes manual test plans. Zach’s work is a key step in the QA… Read More »

Welcome Ashli Baldwin

We’ve been remiss in introducing everyone over the years, so we’re doing short profiles on the folks at Gaia GPS. We introduced Aileen Gardner last week, and going chronologically backwards in time, we’re featuring Ashli Baldwin today.​ Ashli brings serious outdoor cred to the Gaia team, having recently thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. She spends her weekends outdoors… Read More »

Plot a Precise Trail with the Gaia GPS Trail Finder

Welcome to the future of hiking folks. We’re delighted to introduce the Gaia GPS Trail Finder on gaiagps.com/map/ Trail Finder Snaps to Real Trails, with Elevation Profile Jesse showed off his Trail Finder demo one recent morning, and seeing it in action astounded our whole team. You simply click where you start, and click the points you want to visit,… Read More »