Category Archives: Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.7

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

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

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 »

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 »