New to the Avenza Map app version 4.2, the new OSM Basemap allows users connected to the internet to access a global base map powered by data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is a collaborative project to create a free editable geographic database of the world.
How to access the OSM Basemaps:
- Open the Avenza Maps App to the My Maps Page
- Tap the OSM Basemap bar (tapping on "Try Now")
This opens up the Map View and can be used with the Map View Basic Tools and Location Tools. The OSM has global coverage so users are able to explore worldwide.
Download offline region
In addition, users can tapicon to then tap "Download offline region" while connected to the internet. This allows users to download a section of the base map for use when working offline. The extent of the region (highlighted by the lightbox) is fixed, however, users are able to choose the scale (by zooming in and out) of the downloadable region. The region can be named by the user and will be saved under the "My Maps" page.
Please note downloading an offline region can take up to 1 GB of storage on your device. Downloads for offline maps count towards the 3-map import limit in place for the free recreational tier. Users with Plus or Pro subscriptions will be able to access an unlimited number of offline map downloads.