Boyd, Id be willing to pay a yearly fee to access more maps such as Lidar, historic aerials, and your HD maps.
Thanks Mike, I appreciate that... and eventually I do need to find a way to pay the bills around here. But it's more than I want to get into at the moment. I looked a bit little deeper, and it appears you can do this yourself right inside the app. For starters, download the map you want, such as:
When you unzip the file, there will be a huge file named boydmapHD.mbtiles. It appears that .mbtiles files can be directly imported into Gaia - see this:
Premium Members can import .mbtiles & GeoTIFF files into Gaia GPS, which lets you use a wide variety of maps/data in Gaia GPS. Note: After importing an MBTiles or GeoTIFF map, it will be avai...help.gaiagps.com
I think you can skip the whole part about MapBox Studio, since you'll already have an .mbtiles file. Only thing is, that map is about a 12gb file, and I'm not sure if Gaia will let you import the whole thing (and you'd need that much room on your phone). If you can't import the whole map, then go ahead and install my map in Mobile Atlas Creator, as covered in my tutorial:
You can then choose any portion of the map to export as a .mbtiles file - see Section 7.2.0 in my tutorial (Map Plus also uses the MBTiles format). I'd suggest trying this with a small section of the map to see if it works, then you can install a larger part of the map if it does.
I can't try this, because I'm not a premium Gaia member, and I just don't have the time anyway. But give it a try, and then post back here if it works. If so, then it should work with any of my maps. I use the MBTILES format as a way to distribute my maps. If it doesn't work, then I think you can import the MBTILES file into Mapbox Studio, and send that to Gaia somehow. This looks a bit more complicated, so I didn't spend much time checking it out.
These seem to be new features of Gaia, when I checked it out a couple years ago there didn't seem to be anyway to do this, it only mentioned using tileJSON files back then.
If you can't figure this out for yourself, here's another idea. I see that Gaia has user forums. If you go there and explain that you already have an MBTILES file, perhaps someone there can explain how to import it?
After several hours, I was able to import 2 of Boyd’s maps into Gaia. The process was very involved, and neither map displays anything. Due to large file sizes it takes a while to test.thanks guys. i gave up. i think i like guru maps better for the most part anyway.
i just wanted to test a few things on gaia like the web app for maps and the folder sharing.
other than those 2 features, i think guru maps is better.
I tried a few methods- uploading the file directly into my phone, Mobile Atlas Creator, and MapBox which is recommended by GAIA help. Mobile Atlas Creator kept locking up for me on a MacBook Pro. I’ll give MAC another try at some point.So, didn't you take my suggestion and use Mobile Atlas Creator to make your own MBTILES files for testing? Those could be as small as you like.