Category Archives: Gaia GPS

Meet Nathan Copeland – Gaia GPS Adventure Support Team

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Nathan joined Gaia GPS in October 2016 as a part of the Communications Team, to support Gaia GPS users and write technical documentation. Nathan has a deep background in modern mapping, and a lifelong love of the outdoors, which will benefit the Gaia GPS community greatly. Prior to Gaia GPS, Nathan spent five years with… 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 »

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 »

Cumulative Stats and Improved UI for Folders on gaiagps.com

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Check out gaiagps.com for a completely redesigned folders interface, which enables hierarchical drilldown, search, and multi-select edit features for folder contents. To top it off, folders also now show cumulative stats for contents, something folks have often requested since folders launched on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com earlier this year. Cumulative Stats View total distance, time,… Read More »

Contour Line Overlays in GaiaPro

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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 »

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 »

Updated Public Lands in Gaia GPS

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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

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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 »