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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
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
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.
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
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.
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'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 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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
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 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.
Avenza Maps Features We Love
In the words of the people who make Avenza Maps, find out about our favourite features of the app.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.