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Gaia GPS: Hiking, Hunting Maps

By TrailBehind

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Plan trips and stay safer in the woods, with Gaia GPS.

Join hundreds of thousands of backpackers, hunters, offroaders, mountain bikers, backcountry skiers, firefighters, guides, and other serious outdoor adventurers and professionals that use Gaia GPS for work and play. Hike, hunt, and offroad with the best topo maps and outdoor navigation tools.

►► Special Updates for the 2017 Hunting Season (for Premium Members)

Whether you're on the hunt for deer, waterfowl, or predators, Gaia GPS is the hunting app for you, with comprehensive hunting maps to make your hunt successful and legal.

This season, we've transformed Gaia GPS into the best hunting GPS, expanding the map catalog to cover the needs of hunters across the US. Gaia GPS now includes nationwide private land ownership, public land, game management units (GMUs), timber, and fires, giving you great hunt maps to overlay on the world's best topo and satellite maps. Scout out the best areas, navigate and track out in the field, and share your tracks with other hunters.

This hunting season's work is based on experience Gaia GPS users and staff have had out in the field. Give us a shout at to tell us how to make Gaia GPS the best hunt app.

►► The Best App for Topo Maps

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.

The name 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, IGN)

• download worldwide topo, road, and satellite maps

• search for hiking trails, parks, natural places, and addresses, and tap features on Gaia Topo to get more info

►► Sync and Back-up

• 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

►► Map Tools

• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos

• import and export GPX and KML files

• customize coordinates types (Decimal, Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Degrees - Decimal Minutes, UTM, and MGRS)

►► Membership Levels

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. You can also trial Member features.

Member Level - As a Member, you can download a worldwide catalog of topo, road, and satellite maps.

Premium Member Level - As a Premium Member, you also get access to these map sources:

• NatGeo Trails Illustrated
• ESRI World Satellite Imagery
• Private Land Ownership (owners and addresses for parcels)
• Hunting Layers, including GMUs, public land, and fires
• NeoTreks US Topo
• France IGN
• SwissTopo
• Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)
• Hill-shading, contour lines, slope angle, and other overlays

► To manage your subscription:

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►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 1.5.1

If you love Gaia GPS, help spread the word by leaving a review. Your review will also show fresh, when you rate a new update.

►► v1.5.1

After our big public tracks release in 1.5, we went back to polishing the floors, retro-fitting the foundation against earthquakes, and shining all surfaces.

* iPhone X - a bit more work here to make download/waypoint/route-maker views look better
* allow zooming in more on photos in the new slideshow view from 1.5
* make the app start up lickety split, even if you have a ton of data in Saved
* fixed an issue in non-English languages where labels for stats got funky
* make sure a Folder syncs when you go to its sharing page, so you don't have to wait for other stuff to sync before sharing
* indent section headers on table views, which lost too much padding in 1.5
* slight improvement to layout of the waypoint marking view, as a side effect of iPhone X work
* fixed issue where the checkmark wouldn't move if you marked a folder public
* fixed possible issue syncing photos in low internet situation
* include a link when sharing a Folder to Slack
* fixed issue with naming waypoints while making a route
* prevent converting a track to an area, if it only has 1 or 2 points, because this breaks things and doesn't make sense either
* fixed iPad crash when sharing tracks
* fixed a handful of rare crashes


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Customer Reviews

No need for a Garmin!

This app is amazing for riding snowmobile and giving you statistics on how long you were riding, how long you were stopped, mapping your trails, and making waypoints so you can remember those sweet hill climb spots. Especially offline/no service!!!

If you aren't happy with the sattilite imagery they have a hidden one under premium maps by ESRI which is amazing in rural Alaska!

My only issue with the app as it stands right now is that on the iPhone X, you can't crop a track as the save button is under the iPhones top status bar, so then you have to force quit the app.

Best mapping app for off-road

I have been using Gaia GPS for almost 4 years now at the time of this writing. I have tried every paid GPS app, and still none have outperformed Gaia GPS in any aspect. Powerful features for planning and organizing as well as navigating, such as access to many different types of high quality maps, automated route drawing, automatic route map area downloads, and of course route and waypoint importing, exporting, and organization within folders. This is by far, the best mapping app for off-road exploration.

Better trail marking

Good day sports fans,

I know thing’s in life is perfect, trust me, my wife let’s me know.
Have a couple ideas. Get ride of the dash lines for trial. Use solid bolder colors. Very hard to fallow. Have the wording expand/enlarge with the map, again very hard to read at times.
When static I will watch myself wonder around like a drunk snail.
Make it so You can touch the screen at two points and learn the distance between the points, see elevation changes also.
Enough of that. Thx’s.
I love the fact you can import picture’s the location. When memorizing the trail and features, I use the picture’s.


Best thing’s in life are not things, get out.

Gaia GPS: Hiking, Hunting Maps
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Size: 147 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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