Serious GPS users recognize that there are 2 types of mapping apps: raster and vector. They are not the same and suffice different purposes. I wanted to publish a map that our people could use for the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This use case suggested the need of a raster application. Our folks also need an app that is free and easy to use. Preparing the CBC map on my GIS work station (QGIS) and exporting to Geo PDF for use in Avenza has proven easy and accurate for me. I look forward to serious field use this Christmas season. Avenza ‘just works’. The Avenza App Store is outstanding in that it offers both gratis public domain and paid resources. The app supports a variety of use cases, many of which are beyond the immediate need of the CBC but which are greatly appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work.
If I buy a map through Avenza on my iPhone, and also want same map on iPad, it has to be bought twice, even though through same Apple ID account. This app is not easy to use; often I have to guess how to use it; not intuitive. Syncing through iCloud would really help its design (syncing maps downloaded through on device and showing them on all other devices; gray until downloaded, or setting to auto-download on all devices)
Using the Avenza Maps in the Black Hills was a great help. The trails in there are many but they are numbered well. My first time there was a little overwhelming. I’m glad I had the event in Map.
I have used many apps to dirt bike trail riding. This app has the actual marked OHV maps and will pinpoint your exact location on the map! If you are riding at an unfamiliar OHV park this app is a must have!
This app is amazing. It even has maps for hunting on base however, you don’t always have service. It would be nice if they allowed these maps to be obtained on a garmin handheld for safety reasons and better efficiency. Garmins maps are not user friendly and they’re absolutely awful but with this wow what a game changer that could be for both companies.
I use Avenza in my work and it helps me track what I have done and allows me to know how fast I am working. Absolutely a must, now that I have it!
Seems to have potential
Used this last two weeks in Montana’s Pioneer Mountains to track where I had hiked from 6,000’ to over 9,000’. Flawless position and tracking results. No GPS has ever done this well. Made my hunting better, safer, snd shareable. Awesome accuracy and easy to use.
Can’t really tell where farms are and who owns property…