In the News
Tucson Hikes (4/3/2013)
How to Make Google Earth Hiking Videos
"I thought I should comment on just how I make my Google Earth videos of my hikes.
Well, on my iPhone, I use the “Gaia GPS” app. Each time I go for a hike, I start a new “track”. These are saved and can then be exported via email as a “.GPX” file which can then be loaded into Google Earth (via drag and drop). "
RZR Forums (2/10/2013)
"If you have a IPad (or IPhone) the Gaia GPS application is the way to go...
With free Downloadable maps from several different sources, and lots of whistles and bells.. You can't go wrong..."
Vermont Overland (2/4/2013)
Vermont Overland Trophy
"The Gaia GPS app will enable the drivers to download road and topo maps in order to “breadcrumb” their route. Each driver’s Gaia track will be checked for completion by Vermont Overland staff each night."
Adventure Nomad (2/1/2013)
MotionX GPS vs Gaia GPS
"For adventure and travel, I'd go with Gaia GPS. The additional maps on Gaia GPS gives users a lot more versatility and accuracy; plus the ease and speed of map downloads over MotionX wins me over. "
Backpacking Light Forums (1/14/2013)
iPhone vs Garmin Etrex GPS reception
"Have become increasingly interested in the idea of using GPS to back up my map and compass (and guesswork) when navigating off trail. Have GAIA GPS on my iPhone 4s and love it. "
Arkansas Hunting (1/14/2013)
One Less Cut in a Thousand (1/7/2013)
Riding/walking with your iPhone
"The reason for using Gaia is that it allows you to download all the maps in advance so you don't rely on a mobile connection to download the maps as you go. The maps have been pretty good so far and it's got a lot the OpenCycle routes shown already as a map overlay."
A Reconnaissance Trip to the Upper Northerly Slopes of Smith Water Canyon
"I also used the opportunity to field test an iPad Mini running the Gaia GPS mapping/topo app. This app allows the user to download USGS topo maps for use offline where there’s no cell availability. "
FJ Cruiser Forums (1/3/2013)
iPad Trail Apps
"I just downloaded Gaia Green which is $19.99 a year and it adds the multi layer with the ability to adjust opacity. I am headed out for chemo day so I am taking the iPad along. I'll play around with it and report back. I think I may have a replacement for my favorite!"
Slick and Twisted Trails (1/3/2013)
The 10 Most Useful Hiking Apps
"This app is very simple and easy to use with a clear interface for topographic or satellite maps. "
Crowsnest Pass Cross-Country Ski Association (1/1/2013)
Ski Trail Map
"Gaia GPS works well but costs $20. Free or very low cost apps may only show you one trail out of the 72 trail sections that are included in the “Trail GPX” file – not much use."
Adirondack High Peaks Forums (12/25/2012)
Garmin Fenix or Bad Elf with iPhone
"They (Gaia) now gives you a choiced of several maps to use as your base layer, including at least two USGS versions. You choose the layer you want to use and download the area you want when you are at home with a free wifi signal. You can download several layers of the same area. You can then select which one to use when you are hiking (the data is a separate layer, so your track appears on whatever layer you want)."
View From the Top (12/3/2012)
What's your favorite GPS app for iPhone 5?
"Of the ones I've tried, Gaia is the simplest and most functional. With about ten minutes of playing around with it, I had figured out how to make waypoints, create breadcrumb tracks, switch to various types of maps, download maps for offline use, transfer GPX files by email, and pretty much everything else I do with my Garmin eTrex (with the added benefit of being able to switch between USGS topos, OpenCycleMap topos, and satellite view)."
The Samba (7/1/2012)
GPS For Off-Road Adventures
"Give Gaia GPS a try. So far I'm pretty impressed by the features"
High Sierra Topix (7/1/2012)
North Fork, Trinity Alps
"Gaia GPS to the rescue!"
Outside Online (7/1/2012)
The Best Outdoor Apps for the iPhone: Offline Topo Maps
"A very good alternate is Gaia GPS--Offline Topo Maps and GPS Tracker."
Summit Post (7/1/2012)
Watch Lake and Gypsy Park
"I used my iPhone with the Gaia GPS maps app, it rocked! Good investment."
Meta Filter (7/1/2012)
Backpacking with Your iPhone
"We used Gaia GPS as the article suggests, and it worked pretty damn well."
"I've been very happy with Gaia GPS on my iPhone."
Mercury News (6/1/2012)
Apps for Hikers: Smartphones Find Their Place in the Great Outdoors
"I use Gaia GPS and like it the best."
Socal FJ Cruisers (6/1/2012)
iPhone X-Grip RAM Mount Inside driver glove box
"Gaia GPS is a great navigation app for creating tracks."
Adventure Rider (6/1/2012)
Riding - Layin' Down Tracks
"I often have my 4g iPad with me with offline maps via Gaia GPS. This works as an emergency backup GPS and also a high resolution screen."
Tacoma World (6/1/2012)
"A friend showed [Gaia GPS] to me on a camping trip 2 weeks ago. Went hiking with it and it was great."
Ohio Sportsman (6/1/2012)
Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
"If you have a smartphone get Gaia GPS…I've found this to be the best thing ever since."
The Tirton (5/1/2012)
App helps avoid right whales
"A new iPad and iPhone application helps to warn mariners of locations of endangered North Atlantic right whales in an effort to avoid collisions."
NW Hikers (5/1/2012)
GPS Topo Phone App?
"Another happy Gaia GPS user here. Just got back from a week in Utah and used the app pretty extensively."
PR Newswire (4/1/2012)
New iPad, iPhone App Helps Protect Endangered Whales
"A key feature of Whale Alert is a display linking a system of near real-time acoustic buoys that listen for right whale calls to an iPad (or iPhone) on a ship's bridge showing the whale's presence to captains transiting the shipping lanes in and around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary."
New App Could Help Save Endangered Whales
"This technology is allowing right whales to use their own voices to let people know where they are."
Barnstable-Hyannis Patch (4/1/2012)
Made on Cape Cod: Whale Alert iPad App
"After years of planning and research, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is using mobile technology to protect whales."
Roll Call (4/1/2012)
Ramage: Saving the Whales? There's an App for That
" The Whale Alert app is a runaway hit; not just for mariners but for concerned citizens from Cape Cod to California who want to learn more about whales and how we can all help protect them."
Save the whales? There's an app for that
"A new iPhone app is making waves in the commercial shipping world by providing an early warning system that aims to reduce maritime collisions with endangered whales."
Ultimate Trekker (4/1/2012)
iPhone Hiking GPS Review - Gaia GPS
"This app is great for taking with you on a hike where you know there will be good service."
X-Ray Mag (4/1/2012)
App lets you track whales of the US East Coast
"The new application absorbs scientific data on whales as they traverse the offshore waters and plots their general location on an easy-to-read nautical map."
Global Animal (4/1/2012)
An App To Avoid Whale Traffic
"There's an app for pretty much everything, and now you can add saving endangered whales to the list!"
US Harbors (4/1/2012)
Avoiding Whale Strikes? There's an App For That
"Whale Alert is a slick new app for iPhone and iPad that records right whale sightings and triggers all sorts of alerts on your mobile device."
The World (4/1/2012)
Whale Alert: A New Smart App to Save Endangered Whales
"We've now created a device that makes it very easy for mariners to let them know of all the different things that are required of them to promote right whale conservation."
Sail Magazine (4/1/2012)
Whales Go Digital: New Whale Alert iPad App
"The product is a reflection of how important collaboration and technology are to real progress. "
Whaling Museum (4/1/2012)
"Whale Alert" app Available to Mariners
"This is a clever, well-thought method to protect a species with a population number hovering between 450-500 individuals."
Taipei Times (4/1/2012)
App designed to save right whales from ship collisions
"Whale Alert aims to make it easier for navigators to be aware of the various whale restrictions."
Red Orbit (4/1/2012)
NOAA Releases Whale-Locating App for iPhone and iPad
"Piloting a ship and trying to avoid colliding with a group of endangered whales? There's an app for that."
Belfast Telegraph (4/1/2012)
Mariners' app 'can save the whale'
"The Whale Alert app takes information from underwater microphones to locate the whales in real time, which helps ships in New England waters avoid the species' estimated 550 remaining whales."
Whale Alert, an App With a Mission
"It's not just that this app might actually save the lives of some rare right whales--which would be wonderful--but it also demonstrates how mobile devices can be a critical integration tool between mariners and various governmental and nonprofit agencies."
Fox News (4/1/2012)
App aims to apre whales from ships in Atlantic
"If you don't want [Whale Alert], you've got problems...No one on a ship wants to hit anything in the water, whale or otherwise.'"
iPad app helps mariners save endangered right whales
"Rick Nolan, the owner of Boston Harbor Cruises, which runs whale watching trips, had an iPad installed on one of his boats three weeks ago. 'It's terrific real time information relative to where the whales are in the area.'"
Huffington Post (4/1/2012)
Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That
"This new technology will not only save mariners time and hassle, it will save right whales lives. The positive implications for marine mammal conservation are huge."
The Bost Channel - WCVB (4/1/2012)
New App Helps Boaters Avoid Endangered Whales
"Whale Alert represents an innovative collaboration to protect this critically endangered species."
International Business Times (4/1/2012)
New iPhone App: Mariners Can Get Whale Alerts Now
"The latest Whale Alert app is designed to reduce the probability of ships colliding with the endangered right whales which can kill them."
Save the Whales! New App Helps Ships Avoid Endangered Whales
"While we all love a good whale-sighting now and then, sometimes, those whales need their privacy, too, especially when they're on the verge of extinction."
The Boston Globe (4/1/2012)
App keeps whales, ships safely apart
"The app is 'about connecting whales and ship captains.'"
ABC 7 News (4/1/2012)
New iPad app will help mariners avert right whale collisions
"One features links near real-time acoustic buoys that listen for right whale calls to the mobile devices."
Endangered Right Whale Protection Goes High-Tech
"Efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whale have gone high-tech with the creation of an iPad/iPhone application"
New iOS App Helps Ship Captains Avoid Whale Collisions
"Whale Alerts, a new iOS app released today, is designed to help mariners avoid collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales by displaying whale locations on a real-time, digital map. "
Saving the whales? Now there's an app for that, too.
"An interesting new iOS app launched today called Whale Alert."
Environmental Monitor (4/1/2012)
Whale Alert app helps save the right whale
"Boaters in the Atlantic Ocean can trade in their binoculars for an iPhone: a new app can show them where endangered right whales could be located--areas to avoid."
New iPad app could help save endangered whales at sea
"You might not think that an iPad could help save whales, but that's just what an app released today is designed to do. "
Chronicle Online (4/1/2012)
New app signals that endangered whales are nearby
"A whale of an app is about to make a splash on iPhones and iPads, providing a hand-held tool for those who need to know if right whales are swimming through their shipping lanes and what to do in such an event."
National Geographic (4/1/2012)
Weird & Wild: New App Tacks Rare Whales With iPhone and iPad
"Talk about the call of the wild--you can now track rare North Atlantic right whales with a new iPhone and iPad app."
Backpacking Light (4/1/2012)
Gear - iPhone 4S GPS App?
"Gaia GPS is so good…that I sold my dedicated GPS."
Boating Local (4/1/2012)
New Right Whale Alert App to be Unveiled
"The app is being offered free to the public to enhance conservation of critically endangered whales along the East Coast using today's web and mobile communications technologies."
Cape Cod Times (4/1/2012)
New app helps mariners steer clear of whales
"The app allows mariners in the Boston area, specifically, to obtain nearly real-time information about unexpected congregations of right whales outside the seasonal management areas. "
Hazard Stats (3/1/2012)
"On the way out I turned on the iphone app Gaia GPS. New favorite app."
White Blaze (3/1/2012)
Android Map Apps
"I really like Gaia GPS for my iPhone."
USA Today (3/1/2012)
6 Essential iPhone Apps For Your Hike
"Gaia GPS is an app designed specifically for backcountry hikers who like to travel off the beaten path."
XDA Developers (3/1/2012)
Best Offline GPS App for Hiking?
"I've used Gaia GPS several times in the past hiking around the Rockies and it's been great."
Technically Personal (3/1/2012)
Top 9 Android Map Apps
"The built-in GPS is a great addition and it makes Gaia GPS a great wilderness navigator. "
Can-AM Forum (2/1/2012)
GPS for Trails... What do you use?
"I use Gaia GPS on a 7" HTC Evo View and it is excellent. "
The National (1/1/2012)
Travel Essentials: iPhone GPS apps
"This app has most of the functions you would expect from a traditional GPS unit."
Ocean Navigator (1/1/2012)
"Whale Alert makes participation in right whale conservation easy for the maritime community by providing depictions of active right whale management and required reporting areas. "
iPhone Life Magazine (1/1/2012)
Top 5 Biking Apps
"Gaia GPS is a must-have application that any iOS (or Android)-toting bicycling enthusiast needs to bring along for the ride."
Cult of Mac (10/1/2011)
Extreme Sleeve Makes Your iPad Bombproof. Maybe Literally.
"I had loaded topo maps onto the stellar Gaia GPS app"
The Independent (8/1/2011)
The apps agenda: Burning Man, IFA
"The Burning Man festival is an experiment in temporary community dedicated to self-expression and participation."
ReadyMade Magazine (8/1/2011)
Surviving the Unwired Wild: 6 Mobile Offline Apps Make a Smart Phone an Essential Part of a Camper's Tool Kit
"...this app is the most expensive on the list, but it is a small price to pay if you are lost in the woods without cell reception."
Adventure Alan (7/1/2011)
How to use the iPhone 4 as a GPS mapping device for backpacking
"Gaia worked flawlessly, and the OpenStreetMap map content was far superior to our paper maps."
WeightWatchers Magazine (7/1/2011)
Smartphone Apps for the Great Outdoors
"Best backcountry GPS"
NY Times Blog (7/1/2011)
New Google Maps for Android Allows Offline Mapping
"Gaia GPS, available for both Android and iPhone, focuses on providing topographical maps to hikers."
ReadyMade Magazine (7/1/2011)
Selected Works: The Living´s Easy
"If you're jonesing for adventure, try TrailBehind."
Forum post - Need a smart phone GPS app
"I tried several and Gaia is the most user-friendly."
Wired UK (5/1/2011)
Field Test: Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad 2, 3,500 feet up in the Swiss Alps
"Gaia GPS proved the best app for both platforms..."
EFB For iPad: Will Your Pilot Be Using This In 2012?
"...it's an actual tool for pilots that could easily be used by commercial
airlines in the next couple years"
FOX TappedIn (10/1/2010)
Tapped-In: Gaia GPS for the iPhone
"Gaia GPS can get you where you want to go, no matter where you are."
CNN Money (10/1/2010)
I started a business in paradise!
"Andrew Johnson was living in San Francisco working at a startup, and his fiancee, Anna Hentzel, was at Google, when they had an idea for a website that would help people find great places to hike. So they quit their jobs to start it."
Fast Company (8/1/2010)
Burning Man Gets Its Own iPhone App
"Now there's no way you'll miss the nuclear-powered vodka party at the Siberian Electric Company camp!"
What Spaced-Out Burning Man Revelers All Need: an iPhone App
"While I've never done the dropped-acid-and-burnt-wicker-men-alive thing..."
iPad as The Ultimate Navigation Tool
"On a recent cross-country trip he opted to use his iPad for trail and road navigation instead of a $300 handheld GPS device."
CMU Today (4/1/2010)
Andrew Johnson and Anna Hentzel
"Combining their backgrounds in business, programming, and Web development, they have created a company for outdoor adventurers like themselves."
Forum post - Solid iPhone GPS App
"You can save your tracks, save your maps, save your gpx's, etc. It's pretty freaking cool."
Haiti: OSM and Sat Imagery for Free iPhone App
"Jeffrey Johnson worked with a small company, TrailBehind, Inc., to adapt the company's existing offline mapping app, Gaia GPS, to provide offline maps to relief workers."
Gaia GPS in Review - Finding adventures
"... it clearly beats out other apps which only have a small set of the functionality ..."
A Secret Hiking Trail With a View of Area 51
"If you love to hike and want to catch a glimpse of the elusive Area 51 with your binoculars, then you'll want to follow the trails people have posted on new hike-sharing site TrailBehind."
CMU Tartan (11/1/2008)
Facebook gives CMU hikers $25,000
"Johnson and Hentzel are both avid hikers with computer programming backgrounds."
Modern Day Cartography
"TrailBehind is working to create complete - and free - mps of wilderness areas by aggregating existing Internet data with new trail information uploaded from site users."