Category Archives: In the News

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 »

Gaia GPS Assists in Backcountry Rescue

From Dispatch to Planning On June 13, 2016, three fire departments responded to a technical rescue in the Wood River Fire & Rescue service area in Idaho. The patient had tendon damage from falling, as well as some broken leg bones. The injury happened in the backcountry, but Wood River’s extraction team knew the general… Read More »

Route-Planning and More for GaiaPro Subscribers on

It’s a big day for GaiaPro, which is extra-special because Gaia GPS is also being featured today on the homepage of GaiaPro subscribers can now make routes and waypoints on (in addition to printing maps). Also, GaiaPro subscriptions now work seamlessly across iOS, Android, and the website, and GaiaPro subscriptions can be purchased… Read More »

Apple Features Gaia GPS in “Your Verse – Elevating the Expedition”

I’m delighted to share that Apple’s “Your Verse” ad campaign is now featuring Gaia GPS. You can read the story, Elevating the Expedition, in which elite mountain guides Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington lead their group to the top of Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, with the aid of Gaia GPS on iPad. This “verse”… Read More »

Backpacker Magazine Correction

In the June issue of Backpacker, the magazine incorrectly reported on the features in Gaia GPS for iOS. Backpacker claimed that Gaia GPS did not sync user trips between devices. This false claim was made in an infographic, which attempted to compare Backpacker GPS Trails favorably to Gaia GPS. We wanted to post this correction… Read More »