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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 »

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 »

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

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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

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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

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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 »

Add Map Sources on gaiagps.com Main Map

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You can now customize your map sources on the main map of gaiagps.com, and these changes sync seamlessly with the app. In the past, using non-default map sources on gaiagps.com required adding them from within the Gaia GPS app, then syncing the changes back to the website. So instead, you can now add all available… Read More »

Import Custom Map Sources on gaiagps.com

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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 »

Welcome Map Specialist Kate Dougherty

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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 »