Hiking in Hunting Season: Top 7 Safety Tips

Cool temps and active wildlife make fall popular among both hikers and hunters—and the prospect of crossing paths with a loaded firearm leaves plenty of hikers with concerns. The good news is that, nowadays, hiking during hunting season is pretty safe. Most hunters are conscientious, and incidents are becoming almost non-existent. Pennsylvania, for example, saw… Read More »

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com - picture of man trail running towards a mountain landscape

If you use a device like Garmin’s Fenix and Forerunner watches that export FIT files, you can now upload your activities directly to gaiagps.com, and use your data within Gaia GPS. What is FIT? FIT stands for Flexible and Interoperable Data Transfer. FIT interchanges GPX data used by newer Garmin devices, including all Garmin watches.… Read More »

24 and 72-Hour Weather Forecast Overlays Now Available

Building on the 48-hour Precip Overlay we released last month, Gaia GPS now includes 24- and 72-hour Forecast Overlays too. Beat the rain, or maximize your powder days, with these new options that you can display over your favorite base maps. Sourced from NOAA Data Like the 48-hour overlays, the 24-hour and 72-hour Precip Overlays… Read More »

Interactive Hunting Maps for Game Management Units with Stats

Interested in hunting stats for all game management units and wildlife areas? With Gaia GPS, you now have access to interactive hunting maps with helpful statistics to plan a successful hunt. Pairing the interactive hunting maps with the private and public land overlays will show your hunting unit’s boundaries alongside current landowners within the unit… Read More »

Get 48 Hour Precipitation Forecasts on Any Map in Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS 48 Hour Precip overlay

Prepare for the unexpected with the new 48 hour weather forecast overlay. Combine this new map overlay with your favorite base map to see rainfall predictions for your next weekend adventure. Built on Official NOAA Data The 48 hour precip overlay taps directly into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting data. The NOAA… Read More »

Stay Prepared during Wildfire Season with New Current Wildfires Overlay

Stay Prepared during Wildfire Season

With the new ‘US Wildfire – Current’ overlay, Premium Members can view current fire conditions before heading out on the trail. In addition, use the existing ‘US Wildfire – Historic’ overlay to view areas that were previously affected by wildfires. We’re offering a free 7-day trial of Premium Membership to anyone living and recreating in… Read More »

NatGeo Colorado Trail Maps Now Available in Gaia GPS

The new NatGeo Colorado Trail map adds to Gaia GPS long distance topographic map collection. What is The Colorado Trail? The Colorado Trail traverses 486 miles through six national forests, six wilderness areas, and eight mountain ranges from Denver to Durango. The trail dips as low as 5,500 feet outside of Denver until reaching its… Read More »

Plan Your Next Adventure with Enhanced Search Results

Hiker navigating with Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS search helps you find parks, forests, trails, cities, and more. As a new software engineer on the Gaia GPS team, my first big project was to revamp the search experience. I’m excited to share some of the improvements we’ve made that you can use today on the web, iOS, and Android. Tactical Search… Read More »

Advanced Trail and Park Search in Gaia GPS Android Update v7.0.8

female hiker using Gaia GPS on Android phone to navigate the trail.

Hat tip this week to Andy Crampton, who joined Gaia GPS just a few weeks ago, and has already shipped a splendid Android update. The new version (7.0.8) brings Gaia Search to Android, vastly improving search, and bringing Android in alignment with gaiagps.com and the iOS app. Andy also nailed a couple of the top… Read More »