Tag Archives: Gaia GPS

USFS 2016 Map Now Available in Gaia GPS

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You can now access an updated version of the United States Forest Service (USFS) National Forests maps, called USFS 2016. The USFS 2016 map source includes updated roads, road labels, and vegetation shading. We left the existing USFS Raster source, and renamed it USFS Classic, because the Classic source includes some private property boundaries not… Read More »

Snap-to-Trail Routing and Updated Statistics in Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android

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Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android introduces Snap-to-Trail routing mode and includes a big improvement to how statistics get calculated for recorded tracks. Automatically Route Along A Trail Snap-to-Trail routing lets you plot a route along any trail using OpenStreetMap based maps like Gaia Topo and OpenHikingMap HD. You can also plan your route using the… Read More »

Improved Statistics in Gaia GPS for iOS, Android and gaiagps.com

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Gaia GPS now estimates track stats more accurately, and the stats match across the platform, on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com. We say “estimate” because raw GPS data includes precision errors that no amount of science and algorithms can totally correct, but co-founder Anna Johnson has done a lot of research, empirical analysis of data, and… Read More »

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 »

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 »