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How to Use Maps to Find the Best Fishing Spots


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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 - Ashlyn George


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


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


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


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.

Halloween with Avenza maps


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 by Avenza Maps


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


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


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.

Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series


Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series

This month, August of 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of our app. To celebrate we’ve compiled a series of Top 10 lists about Avenza Maps.

Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series


Avenza Maps Turns 10 - The Top 10 Series

This month, August of 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of our app. To celebrate we’ve compiled a series of Top 10 lists about Avenza Maps.

Celebrating 10 Years in Mobile Offline Mapping


Celebrating 10 Years in Mobile Offline Mapping

Avenza Maps has come a long way since 2010 when the app was first conceived by Avenza Systems president, Ted Florence. Read how we have been providing the best mapping and cartography tools for the last 10 years now and our plans for the future too!

Achieve better GPS Accuracy in Avenza Maps with Trimble GPS Devices


Achieve better GPS Accuracy in Avenza Maps with Trimble GPS Devices

Avenza has implemented the Trimble Precision SDK (Software Developer Kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its Avenza Maps Pro app running on smartphones or tablets using Trimble GNSS receivers. Read more to perceive the benefits of this integration.

Hanna Gamble Customer Story for Avenza Maps


Sustainable land management begins with the right foundation

Hanna Gamble isn't your typical farmer, using her business background, she devised a management plan with the help of a forestry consultant which involved the use new GIS technologies to map the land. Read how Gamble used Avenza Maps Pro as a mobile solution for land management.

Let Avenza Maps Amuse You


Let Avenza Maps Amuse You

These are unprecedented times and we are all looking for ways to amuse ourselves with many billions of people in the world currently told to keep close to home. Read more about activities that can be done in your backyard, or outside, near your home.

Avenza Maps Pro - In the Field - Trimble


Elegant Solutions for Data Sharing and Mobile Mapping at West Virginia DEP

Nick Schaer wears many hats at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). A few years ago, Schaer discovered Avenza Maps Pro, since then, he has used used with a variety of Trimble Devices to transmit more accurate GPS locations into the app. Read more about the benefits he has reaped being a Pro user.

Michelin joins the Avenza Map Store to Digitalize its Iconic Maps


Michelin joins the Avenza Map Store to Digitalize its Iconic Maps

Michelin's popular road and tourist maps and bundles are available in PDF format in the Avenza Map Store. This partnership will enable Michelin to meet consumer needs and address the increasing demand for mobile maps that include offline or off-network access and functionality.

Avenza Maps integrates what3words


Avenza Maps integrates what3words to enhance the Offline Navigation Experience

Avenza Maps integrates what3words so that users around the world can easily use precise what3words addresses to explore new destinations and navigate the globe. This will enable users accurate waypoints, plot their favorite points along hiking trails or cycling routes. Users can also easily identify their own location in extreme situations and report their precise location to potential rescuers, all using just three words.

Avenza Maps Pro – In the Field


Mobile Mapping and High-Accuracy GPS Devices at Koochiching County Office of Land & Forestry

Danae Schafer, the Assistant Land Commissioner at the Koochiching County Office of Land & Forestry in Minnesota recently tested the combination of Avenza Maps Pro for offline mobile mapping plus the Trimble TDC 600 handheld device for accurate GPS location.

We’ve Got Nearly a Million Maps in the Avenza Map Store


Need a Map? We’ve Got Nearly a Million in the Avenza Map Store

Avenza Maps is well known among recreationists and professionals as a handy mobile mapping app for use in locating yourself even in the remotest areas, while offline.

How to run a photo scavenger hunt


How to Run a Photo Scavenger Hunt Using Avenza Maps

A photo scavenger hunt is a fun activity that groups of adults or families can participate in using the Avenza Maps app which has the added benefit of ensuring that participants don't lose their way during the event!

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How to Export Data from the Avenza Maps App

Watch this short video, recorded during a recent live 'Ask the Expert' webinar to learn how to export map features as KML, KMZ or Shapefile.

Geofencing: Approaching and Leaving Areas, Tracks or Places


Geofencing: Approaching and Leaving Areas, Tracks or Places

Geofencing allows you to receive a device level notification when approaching or leaving a specified perimeter. Geofences can be added to placemarks, lines, tracks, areas, layers and the perimeter of the map itself.

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New Features in Avenza Maps 3.7!

The newest version of Avenza Maps includes features that will facilitate location monitoring, improve the precision of your data collection and enhance your Avenza Maps experience!

Building Roads and Fighting Fires: Mobile Maps in the Field


Building Roads and Fighting Fires: Mobile Maps in Action

Steve Rooke is an Engineering Program Specialist with the Government of British Columbia. In his spare time he fights wildfires and shares his experiences with others on how to use mobile mapping tools on the job.

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Avenza Maps Features We Love

In the words of the people who make Avenza Maps, find out about our favourite features of the app.

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Mobile Mapping in Wind Power Design Projects

Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. uses mobile mapping and data collection with Avenza Maps Pro to aid in the iterative planning process for large projects.

Avenza Maps - Getting Started



How to Locate Yourself on a Map in the App

Here's a quick video tutorial on how to get started using the Avenza Maps app.

Using Avenza Maps in Citizen Science Projects



Equipping Citizen Scientists to Help Extend a Research Area

Read how researchers are using the Avenza Maps app to enable Citizen Science in a project to help save an endangered species of rabbit.

Finding maps in the Avenza ap Store


Finding Maps in the Avenza Map Store

There are nearly 1 million maps in the Avenza Map Store. See how to easily find the right one.



Sustainable Forest Management at Huber Resources

Forest management is an industry that uses maps extensively in its operations. Find out how mobile mapping is helping this company practice responsible silviculture.

Setting plaecmarks in Avenza Maps


Annotating a Map with Placemarks

One of the basic features of Avenza Maps is the ability to drop placemarks on a map. Find out how in under 30 seconds.

Recoding GPS Tracks in Avenza Maps


Recording Your Movement on a Map

Whether you need a record of where you travelled or just want to see the path you took, you're just a few taps away from recording your GPS tracks in the app.