Tag Archives: maps

New HD Maps Available Now

As of today, you can use HD maps in Gaia GPS for OpenLandscapeMap, OpenHikingMap, and OpenCycleMap. These sources work great on retina and high resolution devices. The addition of HD maps answers a common request for the ability to increase text-size on higher resolution displays. How to Add HD Maps To add the new maps,… Read More »

OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap in HD

HD versions of OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap will go live soon in Gaia GPS for iOS and Android. The just released Gaia GPS for Android v6.3 and Gaia GPS for iOS v10.5 (due out this week) include HD map capabilities, but we need to wait to unlock the capability until after the releases. With HD resolution,… 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 & 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 »

Map Your World with OpenStreetMap

Map your favorite places, and join a global movement that makes data free and open to all people. This guide will teach you to edit OpenStreetMap (OSM). OpenStreetMap: More Than Roads Whether you’re hiking in the woods or driving in town, you can edit the map near you to make it accurate and more complete. OpenStreetMap uses the… Read More »

New Map Sources Added to GaiaCloud Site

Anting, our new summer intern, has been very busy lately sprucing up the GaiaCloud website.  Anting added new map layers to the GaiaCloud preview screen so you can now view your tracks and waypoints on Mapbox OpenStreetMap, Mapbox Satellite, OpenCycleMap, and USGS Topo maps! GaiaCloud’s log out was also a bit unreliable before, and now… Read More »