Category Archives: GaiaPro

Gaia GPS Assists in Backcountry Rescue

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 »

Contour Line Overlays in GaiaPro

Contours-Meters overlaid on the Mapbox Aerial layer.

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

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

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

Updated public lands layer at zoom 9.5.

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

Colorado bighorn sheep hunt districts, superimposed over US Topo.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »