Tag Archives: maps

Updated: Hunting Map Boundaries in Gaia GPS

Colorado bighorn sheep hunt districts, superimposed over US Topo.

Gaia GPS Premium Membership users now have access to detailed hunting map 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… Read More »

Add Map Sources on gaiagps.com Main Map

You can now customize your map sources on the main map of gaiagps.com, and these changes sync seamlessly with the app. In the past, using non-default map sources on gaiagps.com required adding them from within the Gaia GPS app, then syncing the changes back to the website. So instead, you can now add all available… 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 »

Welcome Map Specialist Kate Dougherty

Kate Dougherty started working with the Gaia GPS team last year, both on stage, and behind the scenes. As of this week, she’s working full-time as the first Gaia GPS Cartographer, or maybe a better title is “Cartographer, GIS Specialist, and Technical Writer.” So far, you may have read Kate’s technical writing on the blog,… 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 »

Maps and Tracks for the Entire Appalachian Trail

Download a full dataset of maps and tracks for the Appalachian Trail on gaiagps.com. The organized folders include official trail and waypoint data from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Sync the folders to your Gaia GPS app or download in GPX or KML format to your desktop, and help aggregate data by becoming a contributor. Well-Organized,… Read More »

Gaia GPS & China’s GPS Restrictions

In the interest of national security, the Chinese government strictly controls geographic data, and deliberately skews maps of the country to protect sensitive buildings and facilities. These restrictions cause offsets in the data when using GPS navigation or digital maps, but the OpenStreetMap (OSM) based maps in Gaia GPS don’t have this problem, and this… Read More »