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Avenza Maps is a powerful offline map viewer with a connected in-app Map Store to find, purchase and download professionally created maps for a wide variety of uses including hiking, cycling, camping, outdoor recreation, and adventure traveling. Free for recreational use, just pay for maps or download free ones. In-app subscription required for professional users.

Our mobile maps don't need the internet to work. Going hiking? Find an official park or topographic map and navigate with only GPS to locate yourself on a map even when not connected to WiFi or a cellular network. Record your tracks, estimate travel times, and add placemarks and photos to share with others.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

AVENZA MAPS FEATURES
• Locate and show GPS position and compass direction
• Record GPS tracks during your activities
• Drop placemarks wherever you are and add notes or photos
• Measure distances and areas
• Overlay search engine results on any map for offline use
• Use built-in recreational symbols or import your own
• Access to almost one million maps in the Avenza Map Store in-app and online

MAP STORE FEATURES
• Find hiking and camping maps from National Parks Service, US Forest Service, and in other regions of the world
• Search for topographic maps from USGS and in other regions around the world
• Filter nautical and marine charts from NOAA and FAA charts for North America and other regions
• Search for maps by activity, by category, and from specific publishers
• Users that have a Map Store account can view download history and retrieve maps

IMPORTING MAPS AND SUPPORTED FORMATS
• Download any number of free and paid maps from the Map Store
• Activate up to three of your own geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, GeoTIFF, and JPG maps at a time
• Upgrade to activate any number of your own maps

AVENZA MAPS SUBSCRIPTION LEVELS

FREE: For travelers and outdoor enthusiasts to find and view digital offline maps
• For recreational use only
• Download an unlimited number of free and paid maps from the Map Store
• Activate up to three imported geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, GeoTIFF, and JPG maps

PLUS: Better option for outdoor enthusiasts with their own digital offline maps for traveling, hunting, fishing, hiking, navigation and more
• For recreational use only
• Download an unlimited number of free and paid maps from the Map Store
• Activate an unlimited number of geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, GeoTIFF, and JPG maps

PRO: For professionals and organizations who require a digital offline maps solution with location awareness and more map features
• Required for commercial, academic, government, and professional use
• Empower your organization with the full features of Avenza Maps Pro
• Import and activate an unlimited number of your own maps including geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, and GeoTIFF
• Import and export Esri® shapefiles
• Manage multiple users with subscription management system
• Import ready-to-use symbol sets or use your own
• Receive priority technical support

If you subscribe to iTunes, payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription length is 12 months and it will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the rate of your selected plan. You may turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings on the device. If you haven't subscribed through iTunes, you can manage your subscription through Avenza.

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What's New

Version 3.6

In the latest release, we made changes to enhance the app's usability including adding the GPS and Tracking features to the map view controls.

* Importing maps, and importing & exporting map features is simplified with the addition of support for cloud storage solutions:
- Dropbox
- OneDrive
- Google Drive
- Box
- iCloud
- Other third-party cloud storage applications installed on the device
* Support for magnetic declination and magnetic north
* Basic navigation showing distance to, bearing and ETA to the destination

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22.9K Ratings
22.9K Ratings

Frustrating App

Otokoyama Denki

I’ve been using the app for approximately six months during a handful of off-road trips.

It’s adequate when you acquire a map which is originally done in PDF (such as from Tom Harrison, National Geographic, and some others). Many of the maps, however, are in fact sourced from compressed scans of printed maps (or low quality renderings) that are virtually unusable when zoomed in to ascertain area details. The store does not indicate which are native PDF and which are scans.

Many of the better available maps are available in hard copy for essentially the same price, though missing only the nice ability to use your device’s GPS to indicate and track your location. An issue of all mapping apps is that it’s sometimes nice to spread out a paper map to get the big picture as something is lost when you use an app such as this to zoom out making features so small that they’re unrecognizable and text unreadable.

Overall, if you needs maps, you’re much better off getting the much more capable Gaia app and suffering the subscription fee which you’ll quickly rack up in a handful of maps with this app versus unlimited maps in Gaia.

I think there’s a place for this app if you restrict yourself to Tom Harrison maps or are able to get lucky and find native PDF maps which are not available on Gaia, but all of the Nat Geo Trails illustrated and topographic maps are in Gaia ... and much easier to find and download.

Developer Response

Hello, thank you for your feedback. Could you please email support@avenza.com the names of the maps that you found unusable? We will get in touch with respective publishers and get it fixed.

A Must Have

Since 1992

I absolutely love this app. My family enjoys hiking, biking, and off highway motorcycle riding which is where this app excels. For all you single track and trail riding motorcycle enthusiasts find your map by searching for either “MVUM” (multi vehicle use map) and/or “OHV” (off highway vehicle). No worries about cell service as this app utilized the GPS in your phone.
I also love the ability to plot photos and mark my trails which makes it a joy to share later with friends.

A feature I would like to see added would be the ability to share my recorded “track” via a simple text. The track would then be imported into other applicable maps and more importantly with friends who also have the app and corresponding map(s) so that they could follow the same track at a later date.

Nice features, but horrible search engine

Photosynthetic

Don’t bother with this app unless you plan to upload your own maps. If you do, the PDF tracking features are great, and transferring a GeoPDF from e-mail just works — no trouble, no fuss.

Unfortunately, the built-in map store is all but unusable. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it has *the* worst search engine I’ve ever seen. It’s extremely inaccurate. It has no apparent way to refine search terms (except a few built-in options, which aren’t much use given the rest). It doesn’t recognize quotation marks. There’s no way to exclude terms. I literally cannot find specific US national forest maps by searching the name of the forest — most of the time, they simply aren’t in the results.

It’s incredibly frustrating to have such a potentially awesome app made unusable by search alone. Please, devs, *fix* it!

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback. We are currently working on making improvements to the in-app map store search to make it far more functional. We recommend users use our website when searching for maps, as a lot of the fixes that we are testing are already in place there (avenzamaps.com). Once we have perfected the website map store search, we will be migrating those fixes into the app so that the results will be the same. If you are looking for specific maps and would like our assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our Support team directly (help.avenzamaps.com)

Information

Seller
Avenza Systems Inc.
Size
62.9 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© 2018 Avenza Systems Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. BaseImage, LLC Map Product $0.99
  2. National Geographic Map Product $11.99
  3. Unlock Map Import $29.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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