Category Archives: GaiaGPS.com

Streamline Your Navigation with the Satellite Topo Base Map

Combine the best features of the Gaia Topo base map with ESRI world satellite imagery on a single, easy-to-use layer. Ideal for everything from planning backcountry ski tours to scouting off-trail routes up desert washes, the new Satellite Topo map promises to become Gaia GPS’s most versatile base map yet. The seamless marriage of satellite… Read More »

Plan Your Winter Adventure with the Snowfall Forecast Overlay

Whether you’re chasing powder or just trying to avoid a day of postholing in two feet of fresh, the new 24-, 48-, and 72-hour Snowfall Forecast overlays make it easy to dial in your winter trip prep. Available for both iOS users as well as on gaiagps.com, the Snowfall Forecast overlays use color-coded shading to… 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 »

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 »

All New Trails Search Powered by OpenStreetMap — the Largest Open Trail Catalog in the World

Search for trails and plan your next trip faster than ever with a new search engine on gaiagps.com. Send trails, waypoints and download maps directly to your mobile device. OpenStreetMap powers the new search, allowing you to find your next adventure using the largest and most up to date open trail and POI database in… Read More »

Improved Statistics in Gaia GPS for iOS, Android and gaiagps.com

Gaia GPS now estimates track stats more accurately, and the stats match across the platform, on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com. We say “estimate” because raw GPS data includes precision errors that no amount of science and algorithms can totally correct, but co-founder Anna Johnson has done a lot of research, empirical analysis of data, and… Read More »

How to Edit Waypoints on gaiagps.com

You can now reposition your existing waypoints on gaiagps.com. Easily edit the waypoint name, too — choose from an automatically generated list of names, or give it a custom one. From the waypoint details page, click “edit waypoint” Click and drag to reposition the point Edit the waypoint name in the left hand menu, or… Read More »

Create a Route Anywhere with Hybrid Routing

A hybrid route from Curecanti Creek to Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison County, CO.

You can now plan a “hybrid” trip that mixes snap-to-trail and straight-line segments on gaiagps.com. While you could create each of these route types separately before, you couldn’t combine them. With this improvement, if trails don’t exist for a section of your route, the planner generates a straight-line path instead. After completing the route, you’ll… Read More »

Web Updates – Better Routing, Enhanced Details Page

September brought a number of improvements to gaiagps.com. You can see the full release notes for September on the updates website, and you can also pop over to updates.gaiagps.com anytime to view updates for Gaia GPS on iOS, Android, and the web overall. Routemaker Improvements Last month, we redesigned the route-making controls on gaiagps.com to improve… Read More »