Category Archives: Gaia GPS

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 »

Ski Often, Ski Safe: How to Plan a Backcountry Ski Tour

After months of waiting, waxing, tuning, and pretending to enjoy trail running, we’re finally on the verge of winter. But as new snow settles into the couloirs and glades, it’s easy to get caught up in the stoke without doing your homework—a potentially fatal mistake when you’re backcountry skiing in avalanche terrain. To get the… 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 »

Use the Roadless and Trailless Areas Overlays to Find Solitude at a Glance

Next time you need to get away from it all, really get away with Gaia GPS’s new Roadless Areas overlay. Or, go even deeper with the Roadless and Trailless Areas overlay. Maybe you’re looking for a high mountain stream that hasn’t been fished out, a piece of the whitetail season opener you can call your own,… Read More »

Hiking in Hunting Season: Top 7 Safety Tips

Cool temps and active wildlife make fall popular among both hikers and hunters—and the prospect of crossing paths with a loaded firearm leaves plenty of hikers with concerns. The good news is that, nowadays, hiking during hunting season is pretty safe. Most hunters are conscientious, and incidents are becoming almost non-existent. Pennsylvania, for example, saw… Read More »

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com

Now Import FIT Files on gaiagps.com - picture of man trail running towards a mountain landscape

If you use a device like Garmin’s Fenix and Forerunner watches that export FIT files, you can now upload your activities directly to gaiagps.com, and use your data within Gaia GPS. What is FIT? FIT stands for Flexible and Interoperable Data Transfer. FIT interchanges GPX data used by newer Garmin devices, including all Garmin watches.… 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 »

Interactive Hunting Maps for Game Management Units with Stats

Interested in hunting stats for all game management units and wildlife areas? With Gaia GPS, you now have access to interactive hunting maps with helpful statistics to plan a successful hunt. Pairing the interactive hunting maps with the private and public land overlays will show your hunting unit’s boundaries alongside current landowners within the unit… Read More »

Get 48-Hour Precipitation Forecasts on Any Map in Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS 48 Hour Precip overlay

Prepare for the unexpected with the new 48-hour weather forecast overlay. Combine this new map overlay with your favorite base map to see rainfall predictions for your next weekend adventure. Built on Official NOAA Data The 48-hour precip overlay taps directly into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting data. The NOAA Weather Prediction… Read More »