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Geology in the Great Canadian North: How the Yukon Geological Survey uses Avenza Maps
Could you imagine flying in a helicopter, moving 200 km per hour with a paper map to determine your location? That’s what the Yukon Geological Survey used to do before they found Avenza Maps and digital maps became the norm.
Say Hello to the All-new Avenza Maps
With more than a decade of experiences, journeys and stories behind us, we’re proud to share our vision of the future with you. Today, we’re excited to reveal even more details about the steps we’re taking in our evolution to bring you a brand new Avenza Maps!
Surviving Challenging Weather Conditions on the Lost Coast Trail While Navigating to Safety with Avenza Maps
In December 2015, Greg headed out on a solo backpacking trip on the Lost Coast Trail in the King Range National Conservation Area of northern California. The forecast called for a few days of rain with moderate wind conditions but he felt properly prepared for the trip overall. With his experience, he felt it was too dangerous to pass certain sections of the trail with higher than normal tides so he decided to change routes. That is when he faced even more challenging conditions that threatened his survival.
The Best 10 Maps to Ski in the Alps
From Nice to Vienna, Europe is covered in mountains formed over tens of millions of years. The Alps have become the perfect place for ski lovers, being the highest and most extensive mountain range on the continent. Topping at Mont Blanc, with 4,807 metres, the Alps start at sea level and five different times (and countries) have hosted the Winter Olympics in the last century, including Milano, where the 2026 Games will take place.
Fighting Back Against Illegal Dumping in Comox Valley, British Columbia With Mobile Maps
While Comox Valley, BC is a place that many people value for its natural landscape, heritage, and sense of community, Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) officials have been dealing with the growing problem of illegal dumping. James Barth, a retired Canadian military member, decided to start taking out the trash himself.
Navigating Full-Time Van Life on the Road Using Avenza Maps
In 2020, both Cortnie and Mike decided to leave their corporate jobs and started planning for a completely different life: one on the road. “We were tired of the corporate rat race and wanted a new challenge". So they decided to go all-in on their next adventure.
Take control of your data with Avenza Maps
Whether you’re looking for the best way to stay on top of your outdoor trip, or you want a reliable tool out in the field, look no further! Avenza Maps is a great app for collecting data no matter where you are.
The Best Maps to Enjoy Australian Beaches
While the North Hemisphere survives the Winter, freezing temperatures and snowstorms, there is still an island in Oceania living upside down. Australia is the sixth biggest country in the world by landmass, home of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
5 Features You May Not Know About in Avenza Maps
Our most active Avenza Maps users already know this, so we wanted to give you more insight into some of the other great features available that you may not know about yet. We’re confident that these features will take your outdoor activities up a notch!
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Skiing Time!
Hockey is the national sport of Canada, no doubt about it. Curling and ice-skating are two other disciplines mostly practiced during winter. But if we have to think of one single winter sport, it has to be skiing.
Winter Outdoor Safety Tips to Get Ready for Your Next Cold Adventure
Cold weather has never been an excuse for adventurous people to go outdoors to find the next challenge. There is snow, freezing winds, and ice everywhere but the intrepid inner you do not really care about any of it, it just wants to discover new experiences out there, especially in countries where winter hits harder.
How To Read A Map
The basics of reading a map are simple enough to understand, and we’ve broken it down to help make it even easier! Don’t be intimidated by new terminology or mountains of coordinate types any longer.
United States Snowmobile routes to enjoy this Winter
Winter brings cold, the cold brings snow, and snow brings the opportunity to use one of the most unique methods of transportation: the snowmobile. Here we have some of the best trails to enjoy this winter.
How To Use A Compass
A compass or a compass rose on a map is often simply two lines and four letters, but they are critical for every map and form the basis of all modern directional navigation.
Avenza Maps 3.15 Has Arrived: Here’s What to Expect
This latest release brings an abundance of new quality-of-life improvements to your Avenza Maps experience.
Off-roading in South America: a list of maps to start your adventure
If you are an off-road lover, and by chance, the South-West of South America is where you are planning to have a crazy adventure, this post is perfect for you. We have a list of the best maps to get lost through Argentina, Chile and Paraguay!
How to Prep for Your Next Off-Roading Trip
Going on an off-roading or overlanding adventure is one of the most exhilarating things that you can do in your life. We’ve put together a list of some helpful tips that can help you have a safe and successful off-road trip.
How to Use Maps to Find the Best Fishing Spots
What are your go-to fishing tools to help you find the best spots to spend a day fishing? Fish finders have their place, but not everyone has one or is able to or interested in buying one. Have you considered using maps to locate excellent places to cast your line?
9 Maps You Need 2021 Hunting Season
When summer ends, as September becomes October, some traditions return. Halloween, hunting season, and Thanksgiving are three of the most common in the United States. Today we are going to discover some of the best maps to help during your hunting adventures.
Celebrating National Emergency Services Day
Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family as they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. Some volunteer roles celebrated today include: Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue, and Coastguard volunteers.
Outdoor Safety Tips to Prepare for Your Next Adventure
Outdoor activities are enjoyed by a lot of people around the world. In this post, we’ve listed below some tips you can use to have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Volunteers use Avenza Maps to Maintain Cultural Tracks and Monitor Waterways in Tasmania
The Macquarie Harbour Wildcare group works in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), Forestry Tasmania, and landowners to help maintain the cultural and heritage tracks and infrastructure within Macquarie Harbour its waterways using Avenza Maps.
You Are Here: Delivering Custom Digital Maps to Your Device with QR Codes
With only a few taps you can immediately access and download the maps you need to start your adventure faster than ever. Using strategically located QR codes placed at trailheads, park entrances, visitor centers, or even on path markers located mid-trail, a user simply needs to scan the QR code with their camera or QR code reader, and they will automatically be provided access to the relevant map product for that location.
5 Must Hike Trails at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
We’ve curated a list of our personal favourite trails to give you a taste of the surreal beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read to begin planning.
High Accuracy Mapping with Trimble and Avenza Maps provide Improved Agriculture Irrigation Systems
AgAssist is an independent consultancy business owned and operated by Luke Taylor who has had over 25 years experience in agriculture. He spends a great deal of his time mapping soil types, match varieties to soil types and generating block designs. Read how.
Women Who Explore - Stephanie Amaral
Based in Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Amaral, author of the blog - Wandering Outside, inspires other women to get close with nature. Read more.
Women Who Explore - Ashlyn George
Courage is a woman's best protection. Read more about what Women's Day means to solo adventure enthusiast, Ashlyn George, creator of 'The Lost Girl's Guide'.
Women Who Explore - Rebecca Walsh
She believed she could, and so she did. Read more about what Women's Day means to our avid app user, Rebecca Walsh, the founder of 'Hike like a Woman'
6 Outdoor Winter Activities to try in the U.S.A
Test your winter sporting expertise by scaling frosty plains or by sliding down slippery slopes in the U.S.A. You have a whole avalanche of snow-packed activities to choose from.
5 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Outdoorsy People
Halloween is almost here, and it’s time to face the annual conundrum of choosing the perfect costume for Halloween. We’ve come up with some outdoor-themed costume ideas for the adventurer in you.
Leave No Trace Principles and Its Importance Today
We are certain our users are environmentally conscious individuals, why else would they switch from paper to paperless maps with our Avenza Maps mobile app! However, we enunciate these seven Leave No Trace principles as COVID-19 hygiene protocols have resulted in a tsunami of used personal protective equipment (PPE) scattered in places they shouldn’t be.
Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series
It’s our fourth and final week of celebrating us turning 10. We really hope you’ve enjoyed these lists and have learned a few things about maps and Avenza Maps! Make sure to follow us on social to stay in touch about the next blog, news, or updates.
Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series
It’s our third week doing this blog series, and we hope you’ve been enjoying it as much as we have. Here is the third part to our Top 10 lists on Avenza Maps.