Category Archives: New Features

New Map Overlay: Explore Canada Trails with Gaia GPS

Canada is home to 47 national parks and hundreds of provincial and territorial parks, all crossed and interconnected by world-class trails. Now, you can explore all of them with Gaia GPS. Thanks to a new trails overlay from award-winning Canadian mapmaker Backroad Mapbooks (BRMB), the Gaia GPS map catalogue includes more detailed coverage of Canada… Read More »

Introducing Hike Search: Easily Discover and Save Hikes Anywhere in the World

We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new, searchable, worldwide database of hiking routes across the Gaia GPS apps and website. The feature, called Hike Search, allows you to search through a continuously growing list of parks, forests, and trails to find the detailed information and maps of the best routes near you.  … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Access Private Land Data for the US with a Premium Membership

Premium Members can now reference land ownership for the entire US, with the newly released US Private Land overlay. This new Premium overlay complements the current Public Land overlay and lets users easily view land ownership information and parcel sizes. US Private Land The US Private Land overlay includes interactive information allowing users to tap… 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 »