Avenza Maps Features

Read geospatial PDF, GeoTIFF, and GeoPDF® Maps

Download maps over a Wi-Fi or cellular network to read on your iOS device. The beauty is that you can access these maps even when you're offline because they're saved to the device's memory. Server-side processing means downloaded maps open quicker. In addition, load maps from your own computer through iTunes File Sharing.

Download maps into a list

Access thousands of maps in the Avenza Map Store

Download maps created by professional map makers. Access the Avenza Map Store directly through the app. The store contains transit, tourist and special interest maps from around the world, including USGS and Canadian Topographic maps. Maps are available for free or are available for purchase.

Familiar gestures for navigation

Familiar gestures for navigation

You don't need to learn how to navigate these maps because you already know how. Standard iOS gestures apply here: flick to pan, pinch/expand to zoom, and double tap to zoom and center.

Familiar gestures for navigation

Place placemarks on Avenza Maps

Add placemarks

What's a map without interaction? Drop placemark pins anywhere on the map with the tap of a finger. Need to move it? No problem. Just tap and hold a pin to pick it up, move it to the spot you want, then release it to drop it.

Export placemarks

Import and Export placemarks with Dropbox

Took all that time to carefully plot placemarks during your weekend hike? Save them as KML, CSV or GPX format and export to iTunes, send as an e-mail or sync with Dropbox. Alternatively, import a KML files to place placemarks on your map.

Edit placemark attributes

Edit placemark attributes

Easily record attributes at any placemark. Add custom fields, insert field values, modify location, change pin color and add notes.

Plot geotagged photos on maps

Plot photos

Captured something interesting and wanted to plot it on your map? Simply add the geotagged photo and the placemark will drop in the correct place. It couldn't be any easier.

View your location using GPS

Use the built-in GPS (iPhone and iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model only) to locate yourself on any geospatial PDF map (of course you have to be in the map's extents). Want to record where you're going? Simply drop placemarks at your location while you're on the move. Lost? Use the compass to orient yourself.

Avenza Maps - GPS

Find Coordinates

Easily find coordinates on a map in popular formats including Latitude/Longitude (Map default or WGS84), Northing/Easting, and Military Grid Reference System/United States National Grid. This tool also has the ability to search for a specified coordinate.

Avenza Maps - Find Coordinates
Quickly Access Map Tools

Quickly access Map Tools

Tap the Map Tools button to quickly access useful tools including Add placemarks, Find Places, Plot Photos, Import KML File, Measure (area or distance), Open in Maps (app), and Compass.

Orient using the Compass

Find your direction effortlessly using the Compass. The map will rotate with you as you navigate (and points to true or magnetic north). It's probably the nicest looking compass you've ever owned.

Orient using the compass
Measure Distance

Measure Distance

How far is it to that next intersection? Use the Measure Distance tool to measure how far you need to travel. Use the option to quickly change the measurement units.

Measure Area

Not sure how many acres your property is? Download some high resolution imagery and measure it easily with the Measure Area tool. You can even show your friend how many square feet it is with the tap of a finger.

Measure Area

Open in Maps

Use the Open in Maps tool to view the current map extents in the Maps app. Also, perform more detailed searching by opening placemark locations in the Maps app based on its coordinates.

Open in Maps
Open in Maps

Find Places

Conveniently search for points of interest on any map. Places are based on search engine results. Save places as placemarks that can be visible or hidden as required.

PDF compatibility

Avenza Maps reads geospatial PDF maps exported from software including MAPublisher, Geographic Imager, ESRI ArcGIS, Safe FME, Pitney Bowes MapInfo and more. Avenza Maps is also capable of reading the TerraGo GeoPDF® format.

PDF Compatibility


Apple: At minimum, use a Fourth Generation iPod Touch or better, iPhone 3GS or better, iPad 2 or iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Devices must be installed with at least iOS 6.0 or higher.

Android: For best results, use Android 4.1 or higher on a device with at least 1 GB of RAM. PDF Maps 1.4.3 requires Android 4.1 or higher. Note: PDF Maps may not be supported on some Android devices with an Intel processor.

Operating system compatibility
[return to top]
Products Download Purchase Resources Support About Us



   Join us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterWatch us on YouTubeConnect with us on LinkedIn


Avenza Maps
Geographic Imager
Avenza Maps
Geographic Imager
Order by Phone
Order by Fax
Order by Email
Order Online
Direct Download
Resources Blog
Map Awards
Map Gallery
Training Courses
YouTube Channel
Styles & Symbols
Web Author API
Contact Support
User Guides and Tutorials
User Forums & FAQ
Product Compatibility
Product Activation
Retrieve/Move License
Renew Maintenance
Maintenance Login