Gaia GPS vs Premium



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    I'm sorry the difference between the two memberships was not clear. We want to make sure everyone is happy with their membership.

    A standard Gaia GPS Membership gives you access to over 50 base maps, allows you to download maps for offline use and print maps on

    Premium Memberships give you access to additional premium base maps and overlays, plus the ability to layer maps.

    Check out this article for more information on memberships. 

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    What you are paying for is the ability to download maps for offline use.  I use these maps extensively while playing in the mountains.  USFS 2016, caltopo, and national map are among my favorites.  Well worth the buy in price for me.

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    I agree with Chad - downloading maps for offline use is well worth the price.  In addition to his list, I favor several from the Premium membership - specifically World Imagery - high resolution satellite tiles that download reasonably quickly and take up a reasonable amount of space on an SD card.  An additional Premium feature I like is the ability to layer maps - specifically public lands over any of the other maps. I adjust the transparency of the public lands as a top layer and then see "through" the land designation to the roads, trails, contours or satellite imagery below.  I found that the public lands at zoom 12 provide great detail and can be downloaded for an entire state at that level.  The zoom 12 can be laid over higher resolution maps so route detail is fine for vehicle, mountain bike, or hiking and the land designation is always available.

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