Category Archives: New Maps

Updated Public Lands in Gaia GPS

Updated public lands layer at zoom 9.5.

In addition to the new collection of hunting data we recently added, GaiaPro users can now access an improved public lands layer. Updated for 2016, the overlay gives you the most current and comprehensive data on government-managed areas. Hunters and anyone exploring areas of mixed land ownership may want to consider using this layer, which… Read More »

Updated Hunt Boundaries in Gaia GPS

Colorado bighorn sheep hunt districts, superimposed over US Topo.

GaiaPro users now have access to detailed boundaries for hunt districts in many states, just in time for the fall hunting season—a huge improvement on the previous collection in Gaia GPS. These new maps use the fruits of OpenBounds, an open data project we created as the basis for these maps. This article describes the… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.7

Gaia GPS for iOS version 10.7 boasts several great fixes, and offers a better alternative default map source to display in place of an unavailable main source. In the past, the MapQuest OpenStreetMap source displayed in lieu of an unavailable map selection. Now, the the in-house GaiaTopo, based on OSM data and stylized with the Gaia… Read More »

Import Custom Map Sources on gaiagps.com

Now available on gaiagps.com—import custom map sources directly to your online account with a TMS URL. Read here to learn more about finding a TMS URL. Until now, only iOS users had the ability to add TMS sources to Gaia GPS, and doing so required testing the TMS URL, converting the data into a TileJSON… Read More »

Mapbox Outdoors in HD

GaiaPro subscribers can now access Mapbox Outdoors. First released in April 2014, and revamped this May, Mapbox Outdoors combines OpenStreetMap (OSM) data with land cover, contour lines, and 3D terrain. Besides OSM, Mapbox Outdoors integrates 24 different data sources from 13 organizations – the resulting map focuses on the backcountry, but has complete data for… Read More »

France IGN topo maps return to Gaia GPS

If you plan to backpack in France, Gaia GPS now has another great topo map source for you—France IGN topo maps. Similar to USGS topos, these beautiful, accurate, hand-drawn maps come from a government agency charged with the task. GaiaPro Exclusive—Because France Needs Your Support You’ll need a GaiaPro subscription to access the France IGN topo,… Read More »

Introducing Luxembourg Maps in Gaia GPS

Six new Luxembourg maps, now available for all Gaia GPS users. Sourced from the official Luxembourg Geoportal, these maps include a current topographic layer, satellite (aerial) photos, a land parcel layer, and three historic topographic layers. You can find each new Luxembourg map layer in the app in the More Layers menu, under the International sources… Read More »

New HD Maps Available Now

As of today, you can use HD maps in Gaia GPS for OpenLandscapeMap, OpenHikingMap, and OpenCycleMap. These sources work great on retina and high resolution devices. The addition of HD maps answers a common request for the ability to increase text-size on higher resolution displays. How to Add HD Maps To add the new maps,… Read More »

OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap in HD

HD versions of OpenHikingMap, OpenCycleMap, and OpenLandscapeMap will go live soon in Gaia GPS for iOS and Android. The just released Gaia GPS for Android v6.3 and Gaia GPS for iOS v10.5 (due out this week) include HD map capabilities, but we need to wait to unlock the capability until after the releases. With HD resolution,… Read More »