Gaia GPS Classic
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►► NEW - May 2017 - If you buy this app (Gaia GPS Classic), you also get two free years to use the new Gaia GPS app. Read more about the new app on blog.gaiagps.com.
Plan trips and explore the wild with Gaia GPS, on your phone, tablet, and computer.
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, and stay safer in the woods. Today, many great people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with the whole team at email@example.com.
Gaia (guy-yuh) comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• use Gaia's unique, streaming, vector, worldwide topo map
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
►► Sync, Back-up, and Website
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and on the web
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and Gaia POI data with webpages from our search engine
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email
• customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get extra features, maps, and support. The cost is $5.99/month or $39.99/year.
• download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for many layers at once
• use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
• set custom icons for waypoints you create
• sync max-resolution photos to GaiaCloud
• use the website to print maps and plan routes
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
►► 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.
What's New in Version 10.9.13
* Renamed app to Gaia GPS Classic
Data graphs could be more interactive
I wish the graphs were more interactive. It would be nice if I can drag my finger along a graph to see information about the point that my finger is over. For example if I am dragging my finger along the elevation graph I would like the elevation at that point to be displayed as I drag my finger along the x axis. It would also be very nice if a graph can be made fullscreen and if the X axis scale can be modified by pinching the screen with two fingers. This way on long hikes the data is more useful. When made fullscreen the graph should be scrollable horizontally so that the user can "zoom in" by changing the x axis scale and then scroll the graph horizontally to analyze the data.
Terrible support and download speeds
I spent $20 to buy the original Gaia gps app, and it seems since they've developed the new version uploading speeds have significantly decreased. Just to illustrate I was going to hike a portion of the Columbia River Gorge two weeks ago. I was downloading an area surrounding dog mountain. It took me over four hours to download this area. This was not an issue with my network, because I switched and used multiple networks, all of the networks I used were fast connections. No matter which network I used the download was ridiculously slow. This is the second time I've had this issue.
If they want to be greedy and start a new subscription service that is fine, but this should not come at a cost to the people who downloaded the original service for a one time fee. Gaia should still have obligations to provide quality service to these people as well.
Top notch app but may not be around for long
This is a top notch topo map but it may not be around for long because they have released a subscription based Gaia GPS app.
The maps they use are free. Not sure if they do any enhancements, like tile optimization, etc.
The downside is that maps are always in raster format. Even if source is vector map they will convert it to raster. You basically download a bunch of tile images for all zoom levels. This takes up a considerable amount of space.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: May 31, 2017
- Version: 10.9.13
- Size: 53.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Trailbehind, INC.
- © 2009-2017 Trailbehind, inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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