Category Archives: Gaia GPS

Use Gridlines on Gaiagps.com

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Anyone can now view gridlines at gaiagps.com/map. GaiaPro users can include them in map prints, too. To turn on gridlines, click the overlays button and choose from 5 different formats: Lat/Lon – Decimal Degrees Lat/Lon – Degrees, Minutes, Seconds Distance UTM MGRS UTM and MGRS grids even work in the extreme north, such as Svalbard,… Read More »

USFS 2016 Map Now Available in Gaia GPS

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You can now access an updated version of the United States Forest Service (USFS) National Forests maps, called USFS 2016. The USFS 2016 map source includes updated roads, road labels, and vegetation shading. We left the existing USFS Raster source, and renamed it USFS Classic, because the Classic source includes some private property boundaries not… Read More »

Adventurer Emma Walker Goes Off-Trail with Gaia GPS

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Gaia GPS user and self-proclaimed professional camper Emma Walker hates crowds. “You couldn’t walk 20 yards without stumbling into somebody’s campsite,” Walker said of her hike in the James Peak Wilderness this summer, “So we opened up the app, found the nearest lake without a trail leading to it, and made our way there.” Walker… Read More »

Snap-to-Trail Routing and Updated Statistics in Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android

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Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android introduces Snap-to-Trail routing mode and includes a big improvement to how statistics get calculated for recorded tracks. Automatically Route Along A Trail Snap-to-Trail routing lets you plot a route along any trail using OpenStreetMap based maps like Gaia Topo and OpenHikingMap HD. You can also plan your route using the… Read More »

Improved Statistics in Gaia GPS for iOS, Android and gaiagps.com

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Gaia GPS now estimates track stats more accurately, and the stats match across the platform, on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com. We say “estimate” because raw GPS data includes precision errors that no amount of science and algorithms can totally correct, but co-founder Anna Johnson has done a lot of research, empirical analysis of data, and… Read More »

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

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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 »