Use Coordinates to Save Waypoints on

Search and save coordinates as waypoints on If you need to paste in coordinates from another website or type in coordinates from one of your paper maps, now has you covered.

This feature is useful for all sorts of Gaia GPS users, from casual hikers to search & rescue personnel.

Now, if you paste or type in coordinates in the search box, that will both center the map, and let you save the location as a waypoint if you wish. Coordinates are recognized in many formats allowing you to easily plug in your desired locations.

The mobile app (for iOS/Android) has always allowed you to both tap the map and manually enter coordinates, and now you can do the same on the website.

Here’s an example of how to save a waypoint using UTM coordinates.

Using coordinates to make waypoints was one of the most requested features on our forums. After launching an improved version of the main map, building this feature was the next update we wanted to make. Thank you for helping us improve Gaia GPS with your feedback.

Test out the new feature and overall map page and let us know what you think.

For more detailed instructions and the most up-to-date information on using coordinates to save waypoints with Gaia GPS, read this help article.

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About Laura Friedland

Laura joined the Marketing Team in September 2019 to support Gaia GPS’s community management and user engagement. Previously, Laura worked as a snow reporter in Vermont and as an Account Manager at Verde Brand Communications in Boulder, Colorado. She’s an avid traveler and recently returned from riding her bicycle from Medellin, Colombia to the southern tip of Chile. While she’s not plugging away at work, you can find her navigating backcountry ski routes in Colorado and riding her bike offroad around the world.