Avenza Maps, #1 app for hiking, biking and all trails. Featuring maps from National Geographic, national parks and many more!
On your next adventure, stay on track with GPS using offline mobile maps. Make your own maps? Import your own custom maps and never get lost off the grid.
Explore the largest mobile Map Store of hiking, topographic, cycling, city, nautical, travel, and trail maps. Featuring maps from professional publishers including National Geographic, National Park Service, and the US Forest Service. Discover maps for your next camping, fishing, or backpacking trip with your family and friends. Navigate confidently when off-roading or taking those backcountry trails. Precisely identify your location with what3words and stay safe wherever you are.
Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or exploring a new city, Avenza Maps is free and the best map app for recreational use. Maps are available for free or purchase from the in-app Map Store. Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or exploring a new city, Avenza Maps is free and the best map app for recreational use. Maps are available for free or purchase from the in-app Map Store. Plus subscription is available for unlimited custom map imports. Pro subscription is available for professional users with full access to all features and mapping tools.
Avenza Maps for your offline adventures on all trails!
ENHANCE YOUR MAPS WITH THESE FEATURES
Locate your realtime GPS position and find direction, even when offline
Record GPS tracks during your activities
Navigate to features using compass tools
Add photos and notes to any location ... and share them!
Add placemarks to your app and style them with recreational symbols
Measure distances and estimate times
EXPLORE THE MAP STORE
Search and download maps by activity, category, and specific publishers
Premium maps from
New York - New Jersey Trail Conference
USFS (United States Forest Service)
USGS (United States Geological Survey)
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer / Garmin
National Park Service
And thousands more!
A free account lets you access all of your map downloads
GET MORE WITH AVENZA MAPS PLUS
For recreational and power users, this subscription allows you to import an unlimited number of your own maps.
GET EVEN MORE WITH AVENZA MAPS PRO
For professionals and organizations who require an offline mapping solution with location awareness with more features and tools
Unlimited import of your own geospatial PDF, GeoPDF®, and GeoTIFF maps
Geofencing, GPS averaging, additional coordinate display formats, custom symbol sets
Connect high-accuracy GPS devices including Trimble, Bad Elf, and Dual via Bluetooth
Collect point, line, and area features
Import and export Esri® Shapefiles
Supports GPX, KML, KMZ, CSV
Priority Technical Support
Avenza Maps Pro subscription required for commercial, academic, government, and professional use
Avenza Maps Plus and Pro are available as annual subscriptions. You can subscribe and pay through your Apple ID. Subscriptions are 12 months in duration and 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. Auto-renewal can be turned off in your iTunes Account Settings. If you didn’t use iTunes to subscribe, you can manage your subscription through Avenza.
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Thanks for using Avenza Maps! This update includes:
- Dark mode and updated light mode colours
- All measurement units (distance, speed, angle, and pace) now managed through Settings
- Added measurements units (Pro only): chains and milliradians
- Usability improvements: the ability to disable all icons in a symbol set, multi-select when adding photos to a Placemark, and optimizing display of measurement units when tracking
- Map Store updates: dark mode, ability to search for maps by coordinates, return of the navigation bar, and retirement of the legacy version of the Map Store
- Other usability enhancements and improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A Must Have
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.
Smart tracking, clunky interface
Often overlooked are the app’s intelligent tracking capabilities that are very customizable and can yield more accurate tracks with less noise than many leading GPS apps. However, you will be hard pressed to reliably export features like tracks to other apps because Avenza’s approach to layers is just all wrong. So bad. Record a track and you should be able to name it right away and have it be findable at top level directory rather than buried in a sea of Avenza’s generic, self-named Layers. Tracks and waypoints should simply transfer to other apps via iPhone’s Open In sharing option, but because your actual track is a so-called Feature within a Layer and never expressly named, you can’t reliably locate it during export. It’s a shame because Avenza isn’t realizing the full potential of what is good about it, and I feel it’s due to misunderstanding its user base and believing all they want are digitized PDFs they can draw on. This is the niche around which the whole ecosystem revolves.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org the names of the maps that you found unusable? We will get in touch with respective publishers and get it fixed.
- Avenza Systems Inc.
- 117.4 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 Avenza Systems Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- BaseImage, LLC Map Product $0.99
- Avenza Maps Plus $29.99
- National Geographic Map Product $11.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.