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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.

In the Field - BayWa r.e.



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.