Have you ever thought about using Avenza Maps and MAPublisher together? Perhaps you’ve wanted to record the details of your trip, and use MAPublisher to create a map of your own. In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to do just that.
Every day after work I go for a 3km run on the same trails near the Avenza office. To track this I can download a map of Toronto from the Avenza Map Store. After opening the map, I can use the Tracking tool to begin tracking the course of my run. I also would like to collect points of some important locations throughout the park. This layer contains an attribute schema regarding information about the points: whether they have a gate, have a building, have a map, and/or have a telephone.
I would now like to export my layers from Avenza Maps to a file format that I can use in MAPublisher to create a map. From the Layers tab, I can use the export button to export my track and point layers to a shapefile and save it to my Google Drive account.
On my computer, I can download the zipped file with my shapefiles in it and extract it. I can then import my data and begin working on my map. I want my map to be simple and easy to read. It is only for personal use so it will not be exceptionally detailed beyond information I might need in case of an emergency during my run.
After finishing my map, I can use the MAPublisher Export tool to save it as a Geospatial PDF file. I can then import it on the Avenza Maps app and use it during my next run. Now I’ve just created my own map using the data I’ve collected from the Avenza Maps app!
Download Avenza Maps Today
Start recording your next walk, run, or hike by using the tracking tool in the Avenza Maps app, and then you can export this data into MAPublisher to create your very own map for next time.
Download the Avenza Maps app today, available on iOS or Android!