I am really excited to announce the release of Gaia GPS today. For the first blog post on GaiaGPS.com, here’s the press release from MyTopo about our launch. It’s been a real pleasure using MyTopo’s maps in my hikes testing Gaia GPS, and I’m happy we can bring these great maps to the iPhone.
FULLY-DETAILED TOPO MAPS FROM MYTOPO AVAILABLE ON NEW IPHONE GPS APP RELEASED TODAY
BILLINGS, MT — IPhone users can now access MyTopo’s fully-detailed, topographic maps via the new Gaia GPS app. The app is available at www.gaiagps.com or via the IPhone App Store for $2.99.
The Gaia GPS app is the first IPhone application to stream in fully-detailed topographic maps from MyTopo. MyTopo maps include the United States’ most detailed topographic maps, the 1:24,000 USGS 7.5 minute series, as well as topographic maps for Canada, produced by Department of Natural Resource Canada (DRCan).
“The Gaia GPS app provides a solution our customers and many outdoor professionals and enthusiasts have long sought — the ability to match the detail on their handheld GPS device with the detail of their paper topographic maps,” said Kevin Toohill, CEO of MyTopo.
MyTopo praised the app for being well-designed, easy-to-use and a great value. “With the Gaia GPS app installed, IPhones will have more detailed maps than most GPS devices, making them an exceptional navigation aide and an excellent complement to our printed maps and software.”
MyTopo maintains the most up-to-date database of topographic maps available for the US and Canada by compiling data from government agencies and enhancing the maps with crisp contour lines, symbology, hill-shading and sharp colors. MyTopo uses the data to power its online custom map printing service and in its award-winning Terrain Navigator software, which is relied upon by search and rescue organizations, geologists and outdoor professionals.
MyTopo, based in Billings, MT, specializes in providing US and Canada-based mapping products and services. The company offers an online service to order custom large-format topographic, aerial and hybrid maps; an online mapping subscription service, and the Terrain Navigator suite of desktop mapping software products. MyTopo invites use of its free online map browsing service.