Category Archives: New Maps

Add World Shaded Relief to Your Maps

Add World Shaded Relief to Your Maps

Whether you travel internationally or hike in your local forest, use the latest shading relief overlay in Gaia GPS to bring your maps to life. What is shaded relief? The new World Shaded Relief overlay from ESRI provides worldwide coverage and when combined with Gaia GPS base maps, produces a topographical map with 3-dimensional (3D)… Read More »

Gaia GPS Adds Bob Marshall Wilderness to National Geographic Map Layer

Gaia GPS Adds Bob Marshall Wilderness to National Geographic Map Layer

The National Geographic Trails Illustrated layer now includes full coverage of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in northwest Montana. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, nicknamed “The Bob”, ranks as the fifth largest wilderness area in the continental U.S. and covers over 1 million areas of pristine alpine lakes, waterfalls, and ionic peaks like the Chinese Wall… Read More »

Build Ultimate USFS Maps with Gaia GPS Map Overlays

Build the Ultimate USFS Map with Gaia GPS Map Overlays

U.S. national forests (USFS) host a wide variety of outdoor activities from backpacking to hunting to overland excursions. The Gaia GPS suite of USFS maps and premium overlays provide the best offline maps for any of the USFS managed lands. Learn how to add overlays to base maps for finding outdoor adventure in U.S. national… 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 »

NeoTreks Land Use Maps Now Available

Premium Members now have access to Neotreks Land Use Maps for the United States. The layer shows high-detail ownership boundaries for federal, state, local, and municipal lands, as well as private inholdings. Consider using the map to plan your next hunting trip, RV excursion, or outdoor adventure. Layer it with Gaia Topo so you can… Read More »

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

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 when you get there. Dispersed camping refers to camping outside of established campgrounds, typically with no amenities like bathrooms or running water. Sites vary… Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps Now Available

Find Forest Service roads and trails to drive with the new motor vehicle use maps (MVUM) layer, a Premium Member overlay available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Now you can route motorized treks in advance and navigate your way through U.S. National Forests from directly within the app. If you’re not familiar with… 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 »

NextGen Gaia GPS, with National Geographic

Today, we released the next generation Gaia GPS app for iOS. We’re also delighted to announce the inclusion of National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps, on iOS, Android, and gaiagps.com. The new app is a huge leap for Gaia GPS, with tremendous technology, new maps and features, and a polished user interface. Since last September, eleven people… Read More »