Anyone with GaiaPro can now print maps online, across a range of topo maps, road maps, and aerial imagery. Just tap the “Print” button in the top right corner of the map, and the printing layout will default to a portrait standard-sized sheet.
You can choose from a variety of paper sizes, set portrait or landscape, and make a nice PDF for printing and sending to friends to print. You can get GaiaPro on either iOS or Android, and coming soon on the web.
This is a simple, but hopefully very useful, printing feature. There is a lot more we can do to enable better printing of maps, to automatically get the right scales and do multi-sheet maps for larger areas. It ends up being a Pandora’s Box sort of feature, but we plan to improve it based on your feedback.
We think having printed maps along is a must for any serious adventure, since electronics are prone to malfunction or run out of batteries at the worst moments. Hopefully compass and map skills won’t be totally lost in our modern life.
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