GaiaGPS Custom Maps

GaiaGPS is my my app of choice when hiking, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors in general. I will look at AllTrails for trail descriptions and reviews but on the trail I am always on Gaia.

Two built-in maps that I recommend are the 1900 and 1940 USGS Topo Maps! It’s very cool to look back in time wherever you are.

  1. This useful list of free map servers from Tim Smith at Check out his other cool mapping software while you’re there.

  2. Bing Maps can be added with a free Bing Maps developer key using this free tool by Nathan Cahill

  3. This is a large list of free map sources courtsey of Brendan on the Rokslide forums:

    Data Sources:
    ESRI Worldview:{z}/{y}/{x}
    Stamen Terrain:{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    Stamen Watercolor:{z}/{x}/{y}.jpg
    Strava All:{z}/{x}/{y}.png
    ESRI National Geographic:{z}/{y}/{x}
    Google Maps:{x}&y={y}&z={z}
    Google Terrain:{x}&y={y}&z={z}
    Google Terrain Hybrid:{x}&y={y}&z={z}
    Google Satellite Hybrid:{x}&y={y}&z={z}