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 even urban areas.

Add Mapbox Outdoors to Gaia GPS

You can find Mapbox Outdoors in Gaia GPS under the GaiaPro Base Maps category. Check out these instructions:

Yosemite National Park, California as it appears on Mapbox HD

Yosemite National Park, California.

Schladming Ski Resort, Austria as it appears on Mapbox HD

Schladming Ski Resort, Austria.










Joining the GaiaPro Map Lineup

Most maps in Gaia GPS don’t require a GaiaPro subscription, but Mapbox Outdoors joins the GaiaPro lineup because they cost a recurring, metered fee to use. And Gaia GPS tends to spike these metered fees, because the app allows bulk downloads.

Today, the following premium basemaps require GaiaPro:

  • Mapbox Outdoors (added May 2016)
  • Mapbox Streets (added May 2016)
  • IGN France (added May 2016)
  • Mapbox Streets & Satellite/Aerial (the original two GaiaPro sources)

Later this summer, Swisstopo and Ordnance Survey will also likely come to GaiaPro (licensing in progress), and the base app has also benefitted from a recent flurry of less expensive map acquisitions, such as Luxembourg, HD topo maps, and HD roads maps.

Ideas for Map Sources?

Do you have any ideas for maps to add to Gaia GPS? You can post your thoughts about additional map sources to the Gaia GPS Community Forum. If you have any other questions or feedback, you can also email