Gaia GPS

App Detail » Gaia GPS

Published by: TrailBehind

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-05-22
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 121.62 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

Gaia GPS
App Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 538 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

Plan trips and stay safer in the woods, with Gaia GPS. Widely considered the best outdoor mapping app, Gaia GPS has been showcased in Apple's "Your Verse" stories, and covered in countless major publications, from Outside and TrailRunner, to the New York Times and FOX News TappedIn. Top adventure guides use Gaia GPS all over the world. Since 2009, we've been constantly updating Gaia GPS to help people explore remote places. Today, many great people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with the whole team at support@gaiagps.com. Gaia (guy-yuh) comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature. ►► Maps • view easy-to-read, modern maps, with fast and beautiful rendering • explore historic and classic print maps (USGS, USFS, NRCan, OS, IGN) • download worldwide topo, road, and satellite maps • search for trails, parks, natural places, and addresses, and tap features on Gaia Topo to get more info ►► Sync and Back-up • use Gaia GPS on your phones, tablets, and computers • sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices • keep your data backed up, effortlessly • share trip plans, and collaborate on shared folders • share your trips via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more ►► Map Tools • record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos • display all of your tracks, routes, areas, and waypoints on the map • import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email • customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, color and sound, and coordinates types (Decimal, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Degrees - Decimal Minutes, UTM, and MGRS) ►► Pricing Free Level - You can use Gaia GPS for free. You'll be limited to the default map source, and you won't be able to download maps for offline use. Member Level ($9.99/year) - Get a free 7-day trial of the Member level when you install Gaia GPS. As a Member, you can download a worldwide catalog of topo, road, and satellite maps. Premium Member Level ($29.99/year) - As a Premium Member, you also get access to these map sources: • NatGeo Trails Illustrated • France IGN • SwissTopo • NeoTreks US Topo • Private Land Ownership (owners and addresses for parcels) • Hunting Layers, including GMUs, public land, and fires • Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) • Hill-shading, contour lines, slope angle, and other overlays ► To manage your subscription: • TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: http://www.gaiagps.com/gaiacloud-terms/ • Visit the following URL for full terms of use: http://www.gaiagps.com/terms_of_use ►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks. ►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

App Reviews

  • Great data collection + SHTF MAP

    5
    By J80211
    Really enjoying the app. Love the data collection to learn more about the over landing I’m doing. Great to have a large detail map to use offline not only for when in a remote location. but also if the network is ever down in case SHTF situation.
  • Scrap the handheld GPS, use this instead.

    5
    By tjohnson93
    This is a fantastic app. Pretty accurate tracking and it's always fun to look at all your past trips with the amount of data this app records. I was very impressed by the limited battery usage (iPhone 6S airplane mode + low power mode). I'd recommend carrying an external battery pack on longer backpacking trips.
  • Wow

    5
    By SJiPhone Fan
    Can't say enough good things about this app. Used it and relied on it for a hike in a remote area of Wyoming on a trip recently and it came through with flying colors.
  • Poor watch app is interfering with experience.

    2
    By m-keto
    Have restarted and reinstalled app on phone and Watch multiple times -- watch app shows a map that you have to manually refresh. All other Watch functions broken. Unfortunate.
  • Fantastic: simple & reliable

    5
    By kittenhead12
    After trying several GPS apps on my iPhone 7, I committed to Gaia GPS. Used it for the first time on a five-day backpack into the remote east side of Mt. Adams, Washington. The app performed flawlessly. Importing high-quality maps was easy, as was importing a previous 'packers GPS tracks from 2014. There were a number of times when the trail was indistinct, having Gaia GPS provided the confidence that I'd find my way. The backpack was a great adventure, and this app was a key component of that.
  • D483644

    1
    By Dylan325625
    This app will not work for me I tried every thing it does not help me at all with offline maps
  • Best outdoor app. Subscriptions "kill."

    3
    By Mr. Luigi
    I understand developers wanting to make a buck, or two, or more. But devs, listen, so many of you are making the move to the subscription monitizing scheme it is getting totally out of control. Gaia, you have a nice app. I paid $20 for the non-subscription version and would have paid another $20 if you have issued a major update after about 3 years. But I can't stand keeping track of all these subscriptions and the increased cost they carry with them. Having Apple bury subscription information so deep in settings just adds insult to injury. Update: Kudos to the developer for their response. That alone is worth a 2 star bump. By itself, Gaia moving to a subscription scheme would not be a problem. The problem is so many of the apps I use are doing the same. Taken as a whole the situation is untenable. I must be in the vast minority as I would absolutely prefer paying $20 every 3 years or so for significant new versions of Gaia rather than RENTING the app...which is really what subscriptions are IMO. Having said all this, Gaia is the best app for outdoor enthusiasts and would be a solid 5 star app for me MINUS the Rental payment scheme. Looking forward to the developer eventually taking advantage of ARKit to provide augmented reality functionality for Gaia. :-) Was in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area of NC this past week. Got to an intersection of 3 trails (6 potential paths). Was raining cats and dogs while I tried to decipher which trial to take. Now, if Gaia could overlay an arrow on the correct trail while using the camera on my iPhone...that would be a game changer.
  • GPS off line

    5
    By CPDLee
    This app is what iPhone needed to be really functional as a stand alone unit
  • Hands down the best!

    5
    By Sheepdog707
    Download it. Try it out. You'll quickly discover that this is the most intuitive, informative and accurate off-road gps and offline map reader available. I spend a great deal of time off road and away from any cell coverage. I use this app on my iPad mini to navigate, find and explore new roads and places! I can't say enough good things about this app!
  • Getting better and better

    4
    By FirewireAZ
    Gaia GPS on my iOS devices has completely replaced Garmin for me. (I am a premium subscriber, and it is still much cheaper than the Garmin model.) It needs further refinements on the GUI, but each major revision is improved and overall I'm quite happy with it. The ability to download and layer multiple types of maps is absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work!

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