Category Archives: How-To

Why You Should Always Print Maps Online with Gaia GPS

Mobile apps like Gaia GPS make it possible for everyone to have a high-end navigation tool in their pocket for a fraction of the price. Avid hikers and backpackers download maps to access them offline and use GPS to show their location anywhere in the world. Printed maps offer a super lightweight backup mechanism for… Read More »

How to go Hunting with Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS can help keep you safe and legal, hunting across the United States. With a Premium Membership that’s currently just $30/year, Gaia GPS has a comprehensive catalog of maps for hunters, including private parcels, public land boundaries, game management units (GMUs), and other overlays, combined with the best digital topo maps and vivid satellite… Read More »

Introducing Gaia GPS Team Accounts

Create a Team on gaiagps.com to outfit your professional organization with Gaia GPS, including all the maps and benefits of a Premium Membership. Manage team members, pay for the team from an official account, and replace your dedicated GPS devices with the best outdoor mapping app. When you open a team account, you’ll get the… Read More »

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

After 4th of July Special! Click here to sign up for a free 1 month Premium Membership! *Promo available for first time Premium subscribers Many National Forests across the United States allow free dispersed camping. This post will show you how to use Gaia GPS to find free camping spots before heading out and navigate… 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 »

Gaia GPS v1.1 for iOS with USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Interactive United States Forest Service’s popular Motor Vehicle Use Maps — now available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Also in this update, two finger map rotation and course-up mode lock. Read about the next generation Gaia GPS here and download it on the App Store today. Interactive Road Access Information Available as an… Read More »

Import Tracks from Dropbox

While there are several methods to import GPX/KML into Gaia GPS, many users find it convenient to bring in files via Dropbox. Check out these freshly updated help articles for iOS and Android to import using Dropbox. For iOS, we added this video to the Help documentation to step you through the Dropbox import steps.… 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 »

Post Your Tracks on OpenStreetMap from gaiagps.com

  We’ve made it easier than ever to use your Gaia GPS tracks to update OpenStreetMap (OSM). Sending missing trails to OSM previously involved multiple steps. Now, you can push a track from gaiagps.com to OpenStreetMap.org by clicking on a menu option that appears on the details page for tracks and routes. Go to gaiagps.com,… Read More »