While you were eating up the trail in 2021, we were busy rolling out improvements. From Android Auto to offline snap-to-trail route planning, Gaia Winter to 3D maps, check out these new maps and features that the Gaia GPS team developed in 2021. Plus, learn about how we joined the Outside family this year and the new outdoor adventure membership you can opt in to.
Create snap-to-trail routes on the fly with offline routing. Our intelligent route planning tool you know and love is now available without cell service or wifi. Just download the route data along with the map, and plan new routes from the road, your tent, or the trail.
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.
Escape crowded campsites this summer with the freshly updated Gaia Topo map. We’ve updated our flagship map to include all 248 million acres of BLM-managed public land, as well as expanded state public lands. Learn how to use Gaia Topo to find free, dispersed campsites on BLM land — no reservation needed!
Spice up your Gaia GPS app icon on your phone in iOS! Fourteen new stylish icons let you tailor the look of the app icon just for you. Match the icon to the season or celebrate your community. Choose a subtle, suave icon or a colorful one that pops out from the screen. Learn how to change your app icon, plus get the inside scoop on the history and design of the Gaia GPS logo.
Navigate from your wrist with the totally redesigned Gaia GPS Apple Watch app. Get turn-by-turn directions, record a track, and drop waypoints on the map. The app works untethered from your phone, so no phone or cell phone service are needed.
Now you can get official, up-to-date avalanche forecasts directly from the map on your phone. Simply pair the Avalanche Forecast layer with your favorite map to get the color-coded North American Avalanche Danger scale for your region. Whether you’re skiing couloirs or snowmobiling the back bowls, add this must-have feature to your avalanche safety toolkit. Read more about the Avalanche Forecast layer.
Hike, hunt, and offroad with confidence using the Public Land (US) and Private Land (US) maps. Both maps provide coverage for every state in the US so you can quickly and easily decipher public and private land, no matter where you are. Plus, we’ve added 1.5 million acres to the Public Land map to bring you the most comprehensive coverage available.
Wondering if a route goes? See if anyone’s blazed the trail before you with the Public Tracks layer in Gaia GPS. The Public Tracks layer shows the two million public tracks Gaia GPS users have recorded all over the world. Use it in the app and on the web.
The release of Android 2020.11 includes fresh updates to improve your viewing and navigation experience on your tablet and phone. Now you can navigate with all your trip details visible on your tablet, quickly view map legends across devices, and save photos from the app to your phone.
Learn about these new updates and make sure you have the newest version of Gaia GPS by updating to to 2020.11 in the Play Store.