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.

• 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

• 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

• 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


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 3.7.2

Version 3.7 includes two new mapping features as well as updates to the map management capabilities and several usability enhancements.
Receive a device level notification when approaching or leaving a specified perimeter.
* Create a geofence on placemarks, lines, tracks, and areas, and active maps
* Set the distance and measurement for the geofence radius
* Choose whether to be notified when entering, leaving, or both
* Monitor multiple geofences at the same time
* Edit and delete geofences
* Disable or enable existing geofences
* Multiple ways to create a new geofence
* Receive a notification when the geofence is triggered
* Tap the notification to open the Avenza Maps app and view geofences

Plot GPS Average (Available with paid subscriptions of Avenza Maps)
Determines your fixed location with a higher degree of accuracy by sampling the location over a defined period of time and then creating an 'averaged' location coordinate. Monitor the individual points as they are collected and choose to plot the average location.

* Choose manual or automatic averaging
* Average a location based on a set timer
* Observe which satellites are in range while fixes are being collected
* Show fixes as they received in the Map View
* Be notified whether an averaged placemark is or is not stable
* Observe the standard error for an average
* Drop a placemark at the averaged location
* Averaged placemarks retain all relevant in the feature description including:
* Number of fixes in the average
* Duration of average
* Standard Error
* Whether the average is considered stable or unstable

Map Version Management
Receive a notification in-app when an update for a particular map is available and ready to download or purchase. Map Version Management facilitates the distribution and management of updates to purchased or downloaded maps made available by the map publisher.

* In-app notification when any new map or map bundle updates are available
* Choose whether or not to update maps and map bundles to the latest version
* Learn why a map or map bundle has been updated
* Choose to download the new version or ignore
* Choose to replace the original map or keep both versions
* Retain all map data when replacing a map with a new version
* Observe version numbers in ‘Download History’
* Choose to manually ‘Check for Map Updates’

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37.6K Ratings

37.6K Ratings

Since 1992 ,

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.

Otokoyama Denki ,

Frustrating App

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 the names of the maps that you found unusable? We will get in touch with respective publishers and get it fixed.

IowaTVman ,

Overall a good product, but...

I recently set up a new iPad from the backup of my old one. The first time I opened Avenza maps, a message told me that I needed to re-download my maps. Started doing that. An error message told me that the maps were no longer available in the Map Store. Great. Hundreds of dollars worth of maps are not available? Eventually I found that I just needed to log back into my Map Store account. Should have realized that, but anyway, in this situation the error message should remind the user to log in—NOT that the maps are not available.

Feature request: when scrolling near the edge of the map, it would be nice to have a pop up of some sort advise the user of adjoining maps (if any).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! I will let our team know about the error message and see if there is a better way we can handle that to improve the user experience. In regards to your feature request, we do have an option called Map Collections, which is a special folder and allows you to seamlessly travel between maps without having to go and select the new map from your Maps List. If you would like more information about this, please feel free to reach out to us via


Avenza Systems Inc.
56.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Danish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018 Avenza Systems Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. BaseImage, LLC Map Product $0.99
  2. Avenza Maps Plus $29.99
  3. National Geographic Map Product $11.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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