Android Auto is here! Gaia GPS now connects with Android Auto, bringing all your favorite trail maps directly to your vehicle’s navigation screen. Pull up the MVUMs, satellite imagery, National Geographic Trails Illustrated, and more, all on the big screen on the dash. View waypoints and follow turn-by-turn directions with any saved route on backcountry dirt roads and front-country pavement — worldwide. No cell service needed.
The Gaia GPS Offroad podcast launches today with a harrowing story about a run-in with disaster. Experienced overlander Casey Kaiser was on a solo trip in Oregon’s remote desert when all of the sudden his yellow Jeep Wrangler burst into flames, leaving him stranded some 30 miles off-pavement. Tune in to the debut episode to hear how Casey survived this nightmare. Plus, get an inside look at the impressive line up of guests slated for upcoming episodes on our new podcast geared toward dirt road travel.
Calling all history buffs! Unlock the mystery of the past with two new historic topo maps in Gaia GPS. Plus, get the step-by-step guide on using maps to discover little-known ghost towns and deserted homesteads. Turn your next hike or overlanding trip into a walk through time with these simple steps.
Knowing how to read a topographic map is the foundation to any backcountry adventure. Through the use of contour lines, topo maps bring a 3-dimensional element to a 2-dimensional paper map. Visualize the rise and fall of the land, and “see” the depths of canyons, the location of boggy meadows, and the height and shape of a mountain. Learn how to read topo maps like a pro.
The famous Grizzly 399 and her four cubs are back! The grizzly bears survived the winter and continue charming Grand Teton National Park visitors. Learn more about Griz 399’s amazing life story, including the one time she attacked a man outside of Jackson Lake Lodge, on the Out and Back podcast.
Add your own flare and detailed precision to your map thanks to new emoji waypoints. Mark your favorite spots on the map with a ❤️, flag that campsite where you saw a 🐻, and add a 💧 at every crucial water source along your route. Customize your waypoints using any of the hundreds of emoji symbols available on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Seven years after a life-threatening cycling crash, Alan Adams reclaimed his fitness, tenacity, and connection to nature through a new year’s resolution. He set out to cover two million vertical feet in a single calendar year — all under his own power. He ended up ski touring and cycling his way to the world record. Alan climbed over 2.5 million vertical feet, averaging over 7,000 vertical a day. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to learn how Alan juggled this overwhelming feat while maintaining his job and a relationship.
Access global 3D maps on gaiagps.com! Just click on the 3D button on the map, and watch the canyons plunge and the mountains pop into 3D. Whether you are hiking, overlanding, or backcountry skiing, 3D maps will revolutionize the way you research and plan your next adventure.
Dig deeper into the map than ever before thanks to new and updated National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps in Gaia GPS. Hike, bike, ski, and sled through Idaho with the new Sawtooth and Sun Valley Nat Geo maps. And enjoy unprecedented accuracy and detail in 16 other Nat Geo titles ranging from Washington to Wisconsin.
Being able to navigate and communicate off the grid is essential for staying safe in the backcountry. Pairing Gaia GPS with a satellite communication device lets you do just that. We reviewed the satellite communication market to give you a rundown on what options are out there. Plus, we’ve got a limited-time special offer from ZOLEO for you.