Avenza Maps

Avenza Maps for Pc

  • Category: Navigation
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-09
  • Current version: 3.6.1
  • File size: 63.29 MB
  • Developer: Avenza Systems Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Avenza Maps on your Windows PC

Download Avenza Maps for Windows: Avenza Maps is an Navigation App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc.. The Navigation App was officially released 2010-09-19. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Avenza Systems Inc., with the latest current version being 3.6.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-09. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 24,797 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Avenza Maps on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Avenza Maps on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Avenza Maps for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Avenza Maps in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Avenza Maps application icon. A window of Avenza Maps will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Avenza Maps icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Avenza Maps

Developer Description

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. AVENZA MAPS FEATURES • 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 MAP STORE FEATURES • 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 IMPORTING MAPS AND SUPPORTED FORMATS • 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 AVENZA MAPS SUBSCRIPTION LEVELS 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. Questions? Twitter/Instagram: @AvenzaMaps Facebook: http://facebook.com/AvenzaMaps Privacy Policy: https://www.avenzamaps.com/legal/privacy-policy.html Terms Of Use: https://www.avenzamaps.com/legal/terms.html

App Reviews

  • A Must Have

    By Since 1992
    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.
  • Nice features, but horrible search engine

    By Photosynthetic
    Don’t bother with this app unless you plan to upload your own maps. If you do, the PDF tracking features are great, and transferring a GeoPDF from e-mail just works — no trouble, no fuss. Unfortunately, the built-in map store is all but unusable. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it has *the* worst search engine I’ve ever seen. It’s extremely inaccurate. It has no apparent way to refine search terms (except a few built-in options, which aren’t much use given the rest). It doesn’t recognize quotation marks. There’s no way to exclude terms. I literally cannot find specific US national forest maps by searching the name of the forest — most of the time, they simply aren’t in the results. It’s incredibly frustrating to have such a potentially awesome app made unusable by search alone. Please, devs, *fix* it!
  • Good app, comes in handy

    By Alicat990990
    We’ve used this app many times to find maps of areas we are traveling to for camping and hiking. Several times we ended up with no reception and these maps helped us get back easily, even will show your location on the map if there is a brief signal. Only two wishes for improvements: when a map expires, have a link or suggestion for a replacement map. And better descriptions for why one map may be better than another-Yellowstone for example has so many available maps for free or to buy-but which is the location, level of detail, etc that you want?-can’t always tell by the descriptions.
  • Fees to add your own maps!

    By Awesome2161
    Why make someone pay to add something that they already paid for? This is ridiculous that you have moved to making people pay for imports. I'm a firefighter and our agency previously used this app till they started charging fees to import your own maps. We are on the move all the time switching from fire to fire, we need to give other people the maps when necessary but can't because they have to pay now. It's a bad business call if you're trying to make more money or have a following that use your app. Because from what I see all you're doing is making more people mad and losing more customers. You lost a whole firefighting community where I live that used to use this app. Google maps is what we use now if anyone cares to know.
  • Official Maps on your devices

    By PeteSCU
    Avenza offers a wide variety of maps from National Geographic and other sources that can be downloaded to your device and used to track your hikes on the various trails. Because the map is on your device and not online you don’t need an internet connection while in the field. On the other hand it would be nice to be able to share maps with tracks between devices by being able to store maps with tracks on line in your Avenza account while connected to the internet.
  • Very poor quality topo maps

    By robbyJones
    Unlike many negative reviews mine has nothing to do with being upset about Avenza moving to a pay per map model. That's fine to me. I'm happy to pay a few dollars for a useful tool. What upsets me is that I have paid money for a worthless map. What is described as "the finest available" map is actually a low resolution image that is quite useless. Zooming into the map reveals the low quality image. The topo elevations are 100% illegible, as are most road names. Google maps provides more detail and features than this map did, and that's a free. And since google has added a feature to download portions of a map for offline use, I used G maps more than the Avenza maps. Again, happy to pay money when it is worth it. This was not worth it.
  • Solid App Support

    By WaywardHiker
    I may have some issues with how Avenza handled the custom maps transition with limiting how many you could have without a pricy subscription. That is a marketing decision, and there are other factors that can be important to consider. Based on my experiences in interacting with their support team, I have found that Avenza has a solid support team and development team behind them. Case in point, iOS 11.3 came out and I discovered shortly after updating, that I could not create placemarks on a map. The app crashed when creating a placemark. This was a real issue for me, as I do this often when planning hikes for parking and such. I reached out to Avenza via their support site and was quickly informed that the the company was aware of the issue and working on a fix. And, they were. Within a day the update was available and the issue that I experienced has been corrected. To me this speaks a lot for a company in how they interact with their customers.
  • Pretty good app

    By Edward Leach
    I use this app while flying. And it works great. I think it’s performance really depends on the quality of the map you add. My only real complaint and it is really not a complaint only a suggestion is that I cannot zoom in or out while wearing my flight gloves, like any other app I use while flying. Most other apps have added a plus or minus button that you can zoom in or out with using a stylus which is what I have to do when I fly. I would like to see a zoom plus or minus button add it to the map page
  • Forest Service MVUM maps

    By Great Katoom
    A little hard to find the specific USFS MVUM your looking for because government bureaucracies have zero creativity when it comes to map titles,but if your accustomed to using MVUM’s - then Avenza is the source for these free maps. I used them for the first time last summer on a dirt bike trip to Idaho. The GPS tool worked on my IPhone 6 just fine and it was very accurate. I carry a GPS and Spot, as well. But, I always went to Avenza on my phone first. 1’ve only scratched the surface of available features, but I have a friend who laid out the Black Hills KTM rally using it and it was a great tool.
  • Hunting with Avenza

    By I know this place
    Have used your app to hunt in Montana, Colorado, Idaho and South Dakota. Love to see where I am and all the detail available. Will use this fall on another site in Montana to hunt birds and deer. Hunt with 2/3 other guys and we all use them. Wish you had system to follow them too as we hunt in a loose group and want to keep track of each other. Some difficulty with finding the maps. Need more practice but some times confusing if don,’t know exact name of area or there are numerous pins in same proximity. All that said, we are glad we found Avenza maps. Keep up the good work.