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 »

Maps and Tracks for the Entire Appalachian Trail

Download a full dataset of maps and tracks for the Appalachian Trail on gaiagps.com. The organized folders include official trail and waypoint data from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Sync the folders to your Gaia app or download in GPX or KML format to your desktop, and help aggregate data by becoming a contributor. Well-Organized, Comprehensive,… Read More »

Gaia GPS Support Localization for 8 Languages and Growing

We translated Gaia GPS to an increasing amount of languages over the years, including the iOS app, the Android app, and even the App Store descriptions and screenshots. The Gaia GPS Help Center can be read in eight languages now, including German, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Dutch. If you are bilingual, we’d… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS v10.4.5

We released v10.4.5 of Gaia GPS for iOS today, which incorporates a new feature, and fixes bugs users have reported. You can see the release notes here, and in the app. As of this update, if you take a picture (while not recording a track), Gaia GPS will display the details for the photo waypoint,… Read More »

Welcome Jason Abbott

We’re delighted to welcome Jason Abbott to the Gaia GPS engineering team. Jason Abbott brings deep experience both with writing software, and Gaia GPS itself. Jason is a long-time user of Gaia GPS for Android, and you can read about his motorcycle adventures on his site, trailimage.com. You can also follow his technical blurbs by… Read More »

Gaia GPS & China’s GPS Restrictions

In the interest of national security, the Chinese government strictly controls geographic data, and deliberately skews maps of the country to protect sensitive buildings and facilities. These restrictions cause offsets in the data when using GPS navigation or digital maps, but the OpenStreetMap (OSM) based maps in Gaia GPS don’t have this problem, and this… Read More »