NOTE: Direct MBTiles import is only available for Gaia GPS on Android. iOS users can import MBTile maps via a TMS URL.
Premium Members can import .mbtiles files into Gaia GPS, which lets you use a wide variety of maps/data in Gaia GPS.
- First, you can use Mapbox Studio to create an .mbtiles file, based on data from various filetypes: .geojson, .gpx, .csv, .kml, and .tif.
- Then, you can import .mbtiles into Gaia GPS directly.
- Note that Gaia GPS can import GPX files and simple KML files directly (even without GaiaPro), but Mapbox Studio will also let you bring in more data and geo-referenced images types, such as .geojson, .tif, .csv, .kml, and more.
Use Mapbox Studio to create MBTiles
- First, you will need to download Mapbox Studio
- Create a mapbox.com account and connect it to Mapbox Studio
- Start a new project as a blank source and add your image as a new layer
- Save the project
- Click "settings" and "export to mbtiles"
Once the file is done exporting, you can import directly into Gaia GPS via Dropbox.
If you cannot see the image upon import to Mapbox Studio, or if it doesn't show up after uploading to Mapbox.com, contact Mapbox Studio customer support.