Eight Ways to Help Victims and Firefighters of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly bushfires continue to ravage southeastern Australia, leaving more than 15.6 million acres burned and well over 100 fires still blazing out of control. As scorching summer heat and high winds continue, firefighters see no relief in sight and officials expect the fire season to continue through the months ahead.  With this long-lasting crisis, emergency… Read More »

Winter Hiking Safety Guide: How to Stay Warm and Plan Ahead

Winter hiking offers the ability to test out new skills, push your physical limits, and experience a landscape transformed by either snow or an open tree canopy. Plus, in many places, you will have the trails all to yourself, making winter one of the best times to seek solitude in nature. However, the same things… Read More »

South Australia Topo: Maps for Kangaroo Island, Flinders Range, the Coastline and More

Gaia GPS’s Australia map collection now includes South Australia Topo. For adventurers down under, this authoritative government-produced map unlocks five areas from the coast to the mountains. Dial in your South Australian route with detailed topo maps, road and track information, and key landmark notations. What’s Included in South Australia Topo? The South Australia Topo… Read More »

New and Powerful Mapping Tools on gaiagps.com to Plan Your Next Adventure

Get an intuitive, customizable mapping experience when you use the main map on gaiagps.com. We’ve spent the past year rebuilding the web map from scratch to bring you the fastest, most seamless experience while using gaiagps.com The redesigned map offers intuitive route building, lightning-fast searching, and advanced map printing tools. Build and label routes faster… Read More »

Complete National Geographic Pacific Crest Trail Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

Now, you can hike the Pacific Crest Trail with digital maps born of a partnership between National Geographic Maps and Halfmile. In 2017, National Geographic teamed up with thru-hiker and mapmaker Lon “Halfmile” Cooper to produce maps that included both NatGeo’s meticulous cartography and Halfmile’s firsthand notes and insider information. The result contains careful annotations… Read More »

New ATV and Snowmobile Trail Overlays from Backroad Mapbooks

Snowmobile trails (left) and ATV trails (right) Known for its remote wilderness, deep winters, and endless backroads, Canada offers a trail for every type of adventurer. Now, thanks to Backroad Mapbooks (BRMB), snowmobilers and ATVers can access over 150k miles of trail maps using Gaia GPS. Color-coded trails make it easy to distinguish which trails… Read More »

Gaia GPS Welcomes 7 New Team Members

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the seven newest members of the Gaia GPS team. Gaia GPS now includes 22 full-timers working on coding, design, cartography, marketing, and customer support, fully remote and distributed across the US. It’s important that all the Gaia GPS team members are fueled by an adventurous spirit. As you’ll… Read More »

Get Unlost: Your Guide to Modern Backcountry Navigation

Strong navigation skills are crucial to any successful backcountry outing. A watertight navigation strategy is at the core of backcountry safety—if you know where you are, you can find your way out of a number of unexpected situations. Plus, the very act of route-planning forces you to study the terrain, making you more likely to… Read More »

Customize Paper Maps with Gaia GPS

Customize paper maps using the new print preview screen on gaiagps.com. Now you can quickly create and adjust selections before printing and be sure that your entire route is captured and easy to read. Additionally, maps can be exported as PDFs and will print in a higher resolution with a more reliable magnetic declination indicator.… Read More »

Track Snow Depth Across the U.S. and Canada

Find the areas with the most snow coverage or avoid snow altogether with new Snow Depth map overlays. Backcountry skiers and riders can scout for snow-covered lines through couloirs, ridge-lines and other areas tucked away in the backcountry while hikers can more easily decide on appropriate routes and footwear. Inspired by a thru-hiker looking to… Read More »