Category Archives: Gaia GPS

New Profile Page on gaiagps.com

Along with new logo and icon design updates,the gaiagps.com profile page got a makeover. Now, when you login to gaiagps.com you get directed to your profile page instead of the public trips gallery. Streamlined Navigation The new design highlights the Recent Activity and Favorites tabs. To make room, the map display got removed. You can… Read More »

France IGN topo maps return to Gaia GPS

If you plan to backpack in France, Gaia GPS now has another great topo map source for you—France IGN topo maps. Similar to USGS topos, these beautiful, accurate, hand-drawn maps come from a government agency charged with the task. GaiaPro Exclusive—Because France Needs Your Support You’ll need a GaiaPro subscription to access the France IGN topo,… Read More »

Introducing Luxembourg Maps in Gaia GPS

Six new Luxembourg maps, now available for all Gaia GPS users. Sourced from the official Luxembourg Geoportal, these maps include a current topographic layer, satellite (aerial) photos, a land parcel layer, and three historic topographic layers. You can find each new Luxembourg map layer in the app in the More Layers menu, under the International sources… Read More »

New Road Layers in Gaia GPS, Including HD

Transport Map in HD

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 »

Welcome Map Specialist Kate Dougherty

Kate Dougherty started working with the Gaia GPS team last year, both on stage, and behind the scenes. As of this week, she’s working full-time as the first Gaia GPS Cartographer, or maybe a better title is “Cartographer, GIS Specialist, and Technical Writer.” So far, you may have read Kate’s technical writing on the blog,… Read More »

New HD Maps Available Now

As of today, you can use HD maps in Gaia GPS for OpenLandscapeMap, OpenHikingMap, and OpenCycleMap. These sources work great on retina and high resolution devices. The addition of HD maps answers a common request for the ability to increase text-size on higher resolution displays. How to Add HD Maps To add the new maps,… Read More »