Category Archives: Gaia GPS

Eight Ways to Help Victims and Firefighters of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly bushfires continue to ravage southeastern Australia, leaving more than 15.6 million acres burned and well over 100 fires still blazing out of control. As scorching summer heat and high winds continue, firefighters see no relief in sight and officials expect the fire season to continue through the months ahead.  With this long-lasting crisis, emergency… Read More »

Winter Hiking Safety Guide: How to Stay Warm and Plan Ahead

Winter hiking offers the ability to test out new skills, push your physical limits, and experience a landscape transformed by either snow or an open tree canopy. Plus, in many places, you will have the trails all to yourself, making winter one of the best times to seek solitude in nature. However, the same things… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Always Be Prepared with New Canada Wildfires Overlays

Canada Wildfires map overlay

Dodge road closures, avoid burn scars, and find views unobscured by smoke using two new Canada wildfire overlays in Gaia GPS. Using official government data, we’ve launched two big updates to bring you up-to-date information about both currently burning and historical wildfires across Canada. About the Canada Historical Wildfires Overlay Anytime you’re planning an adventure,… Read More »