Jesse combines an equal love of the outdoors, snow, and computers. He developed large swaths of both the Gaia GPS apps, map servers, and infrastructure, and is a partner in the business. Jesse owns and operates an organic farm in Montana, where he lives with his family. He spends as much time as possible hiking and backcountry skiing. He has thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and speed-skied the John Muir Trail. Prior to joining Gaia GPS, Jesse worked as a ski patroller in the sierras, doing avalanche control. He also developed software and data to help conserve buffalo.
The Gaia GPS elevation lookup service, which is used when marking waypoints, and when planning routes, now includes worldwide coverage, going from 80°S to 80°N. The elevation data previously included some gaps, which could result in incorrect results in some areas, these gaps have now been corrected. These updates were made possible by Nasa’s recent… Read More »
We render lines on the map in Gaia GPS, like when you record or import a track. It’s a tricky problem to do this perfectly, where the tracks always look smooth and precise. Recently, I wanted to generate tests cases that would clarify bugs in our line rendering, to make it easy to isolate and… Read More »
Today, I want to share thoughts on the future of outdoor maps. It’s a good time for it, as map geeks around the world celebrated the 10th birthday of OpenStreetMap this weekend. We strive to create and acquire the best outdoor maps for Gaia GPS. When Gaia GPS started in 2009, the best US map was… Read More »