It's very disappointing that the free version of the app now only allows you to upload 3 of your own maps. This was not the case for earlier versions of the app. Now if I want to upload the 50+ custom hiking maps I made in QGIS, because the map store does not have any maps with accurate trail information for my area, I have to pay $29.99 for a subscription. I hate when app developers remove features in updates that were once free in order to get people buy the full version.
Just got a new phone old one broke. Tried to download maps and now i have to pay to do so? Since when? I have thousands of dollars in pdf maps i had to purchase now i have to pay to see them also.? Maybe, if there was a follow me so i didnt have to search every time i was on a new map i might pay.
Perfect for logging roads
I download all of my my maps from the Avenza store so I don't have the issue of only being able to import 3 of my own maps. I don't make my own maps. I am using this with the Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) from the Forest service. Right now I have 30 of them on my phone and no problems at all. It works great with these maps to be sure I am staying on legal vehicle trails. The best part is they are used offline since most of the areas these maps cover have poor or no cell coverage.
It is pretty disappointing that there is not more flexibility in the pricing structure for this app. The developers could probably ask around $20 for a commercial license of the 3 map version and open an entirely new revenue stream. I have customers that only need 1 or 2 maps and would gladly pay that much. Fortunately there are more and more alternatives that even have some advantages. The GeoEditor app, for example, will convert geotiffs to the mbtile format. GeoEditor is awesome because you can view multiple custom maps at the same time on an open street map or satellite image backdrop.
This app is great! People seem to give this app a negative review because they think you need to pay for it to store more than 3 maps. As long as the maps are from the map store, you can keep as many as you like, including FREE maps. I've been using it for OHV areas (USDA Forest Service maps) for ATV use and I love it. Tracks exactly where I am on the maze of roads... However, the compass is pretty inaccurate, but that is likely a phone hardware issue. All in all, this is one of the best free practical apps out there!
New in Avenza Maps 2.0.2:
Fixed a bug where email address was hard coded in password reset screen
Made floating action button on map features screen more intuitive
Improved whitespace handling on login page
Updated End User License Agreement
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