Author Archives: Laura Friedland

About Laura Friedland

Laura joined the Marketing Team in September 2019 to support Gaia GPS’s community management and user engagement. Previously, Laura worked as a snow reporter in Vermont and as an Account Manager at Verde Brand Communications in Boulder, Colorado. She’s an avid traveler and recently returned from riding her bicycle from Medellin, Colombia to the southern tip of Chile. While she’s not plugging away at work, you can find her navigating backcountry ski routes in Colorado and riding her bike offroad around the world.

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 »

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 »

The Best National Parks to Visit in October, Plus Top Recommended Hikes

Once a year, fleeting reds, yellows, and oranges light up national parks across the country. Hikers favor fall for its crisp cool air, stunning scenery and fewer crowds that make the trails more enjoyable. So, if you’re looking to take in the foliage from the trail, how do you choose which parks to visit of… Read More »

Use Coordinates to Save Waypoints on gaiagps.com

Search and save coordinates as waypoints on gaiagps.com. If you need to paste in coordinates from another website or type in coordinates from one of your paper maps, gaiagps.com now has you covered. This feature is useful for all sorts of Gaia GPS users, from casual hikers to search & rescue personnel. Now, if you… Read More »