Find Prime Viewing for Total Solar Eclipse with New Map
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
2w ago
On April 8, 2024, North America will witness a historic, awe-inspiring event: a total solar eclipse. The moon will cross in front of the sun, sending earth into temporary yet total, eerie darkness below.  Mexico will go dark first before the eclipse travels northeast through Texas and up and across the country to Maine and off the coast of Canada.  To help you find the perfect high point in the path of totality, we created the all-new 2024 North America Eclipse Map. Here’s everything you need to know about the map and how to use it to witness this rare and remarkable celestial event ..read more
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New! See If You’ll Have Service with Enhanced Cell Coverage Maps
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
1M ago
Playing hooky from the office just got even easier. Whether you’re looking to join video calls from the road or totally disconnect from the grid, our new, enhanced Cell Coverage maps are here to help. Just check out the Cell Coverage map for your phone carrier (we’ve got AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile, and a general cell coverage option) and these color-coded maps will quickly tell you where you will have cell service, and how good it will be.  Unprecedented Accuracy and Specificity  Based on carrier data, our new Cell Coverage maps are our most accurate and specific yet ..read more
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2023 Mapped: Our Best New Features of the Year
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
3M ago
As the world opened back up in 2023, the Gaia GPS community adventured further, deeper, and higher than ever. As you climbed new peaks, skied new trails, and camped in new spots, our team back at home worked tirelessly to make Gaia GPS even better for your adventures.  From shiny new features to the invisible work behind the scenes that keeps Gaia GPS running smoothly and reliably while you’re out in the backcountry, here are the top new features and maps from 2023. Thank you for being part of our community, and cheers to another year outside! Get the Best Off-Pavement Routes with BDR In ..read more
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Adjusting Our Gaia GPS Premium Prices
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
4M ago
Since 2008, Gaia GPS has revolutionized how people adventure outdoors. Now with millions of users, we remain committed to the Gaia GPS community and our mission of putting the best backcountry navigation tools in your hands so you can adventure confidently and safely. Gaia GPS Premium now proudly offers members more than 300 maps for every adventure, global offline navigation, 3D maps, and localized weather-at-a-tap. This fall we: Unveiled a brand new interface on iOS and Android so you can spend less time looking at your phone screen and more time soaking in the views. Added an interactive ..read more
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Meet the Redesigned Gaia GPS
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
4M ago
We take your feedback seriously over here at Gaia GPS, and that’s why we’ve been working tirelessly to make our iOS and Android apps more intuitive and easier to use. And we have great news: we’ve simplified the top five features in the app so you can spend less time looking at your phone and more time exploring. Waypoints, locating yourself on the map, taking a geotagged photo, recording an activity, and downloading maps for offline use are easier to access than ever. Think of this update like reorganizing the gear shed. All the tools you know and love are still there. We’ve simply moved the ..read more
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Discover Adventure Easier Than Ever with New Map Spotlight
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
9M ago
Gaia GPS provides the best backcountry maps in the world. Our proprietary Gaia Topo, Gaia Overland, and Gaia Winter maps equip backcountry travelers on foot, wheels, and skis with the information they need to adventure safely and confidently From trails color-coded by activity type to lands shaded by ownership, to amenities to points of interest, these maps have a lot of information packed in them. Honestly, it’s a lot to take in. (In the best way.) That’s where the map legend comes in. The map legend cracks the code. And now the map legend is even easier to find, decipher, and use.  Mee ..read more
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Type 2 Engineering™: How the Gaia GPS Team Found Beauty in Suffering Together
Gaia GPS
by Andrew Harris
10M ago
You’ve probably gone on a wild adventure where it rained the whole time, it was way colder than you anticipated, or everything seemed to break. You did  not have fun in the moment. But you persevered and enjoyed sweeping summit views, crossed the finish line of the race, or found the perfect backcountry campsite. Now you reflect back on that experience with fondness, all suffering forgotten. This is classic Type 2 fun. Well, we engineers at Gaia GPS have been experiencing our own version of Type 2 fun, one that we’re calling Type 2 Engineering. Most of us wouldn’t consider this period&nb ..read more
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See the World More Clearly with New Gaia Black and White Map
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
11M ago
Move over technicolor, black and white is back in style. Meet Gaia Black and White, our brand new, very first all-black-and-white topo map. Whether you’re color vision deficient or want a crystal-clear paper map printout on hand, Gaia Black and White is for you. Styled in the same manner as our other proprietary topo maps designed in-house, Gaia Black and White brings you industry-leading clarity, accuracy, and file-efficiency. Like our other Gaia Series maps, Gaia Black and White provides world-wide coverage. Download the map to use offline for your entire state so you can always find your w ..read more
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Gaia Classic: The Only Map You’ll Ever Need?
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
1y ago
Calling all diehard map fans!  Do you yearn for the classic topo maps of old? You know, the ones not busied up with excessive colors and silliness when all you really need to know is how to plot your path from that alpine lake to that mountain pass and down the other side? Or maybe you’ve found yourself yelling at our cartographers, “why oh why can’t I see the contour lines in this blazing sun!?” Enter Gaia Classic, the map that just may answer that call of the wild. It’s inspired by a classic aesthetic, from the colors to the fonts to the very textures of the map itself. Maybe it’s tota ..read more
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Backcountry Discovery Routes Now Integrated with Gaia GPS: Get the Best Off-Pavement Routes with the Leading Navigation Experience
Gaia GPS
by Abby Levene
1y ago
Sometimes, it’s a relief—even a delight—to follow a trusted off-pavement route you know will go. Especially when you know it will go past breathtaking views, across challenging terrain, and to memorable watering holes. That’s why we’ve partnered with Backcountry Discovery Routes to bring you premier long-distance off-pavement routes with a leading navigation experience. Thanks to this new partnership, you can take any Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) offline in the Gaia GPS app with just one click. We’re also honored to promote BDR’s mission of promoting responsible travel and fostering sust ..read more
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