The following file formats can be uploaded to the Map Store:
- TIFF + TFW + WKT within a zipped folder
- JPG + JGW + WKT within a zipped folder
Uploading files in any other formats will result in processing server errors.
Maps also need to adhere to the following guidelines:
Maps should be in a projected coordinate system, not a geodetic coordinate system. We require this so that tools in Avenza Maps such as Measure Area or Measure Distance work accurately. Uploading a map in a geodetic coordinate system may also result in processing server errors.
Geospatial files are limited to only one georeferenced frame and one page. It is recommended that you crop and georeference inset maps and other pages separately. However, if an inset map is an important part of the overall document, we recommend a note be added to the description stating that the inset map does not contain referencing.
PDFs protected by a password cannot be uploaded. Remove the password from the PDF before uploading. If you are looking to upload a map for private use that cannot be accessible via the public in the Map Store, check the Hidden option in the Edit Product page.
The Hidden option on a map’s Edit Product page
Map files should be no larger than 10,000 pixels in width and height and less than 250 mb. Avenza Maps is designed to work best with larger paper map print sizes, however, anything over 10,000 pixels can cause processing issues and lead to issues on user devices.
Maps with included layers are not supported. Images should be flattened prior to exporting to GeoTIFF or GeoPDF. Non-flattened maps can lead to dropped layers when processing, leading to missing data in your maps.
Map file names should not contain special characters or multiple periods. Special characters or multiple periods within file names can cause processing issues or lead to download issues on user devices.
Do not post prices anywhere other than the Pricing field on the map details page. Prices may vary and change depending on the local currency and the platform of purchase, which means having a static price on the map file, title or description of the map information can cause confusion for users.
Testing Your Map
Testing your map on Avenza Maps allows you to see how the map resolution and quality looks on the device. You can test your map(s) on your device by importing it to the App via a Temporary Download Link. You can do so by:
- First by navigating to the Edit Product page of the map you wish to import.
Edit Product page on the vendor site
2. Then click on the Create a temporary download link option on the right side of the screen under Map Promotion.
Closeup of Map Promotion and Actions sidebar
3. A pop-up will appear with a temporary QR Code that is only valid for 7 days. You can scan this QR Code with your device to automatically import the map into your App:
Temporary QR Code that is generated when clicking Create a Temporary Download Link
Please note that maps that are downloaded in this manner are considered as imported maps. If you have the free subscription of Avenza Maps, you are limited to only 3 maps imported to your device at one time. However as a Map Store publisher, you can request a complimentary Avenza Maps Pro subscription if your account is in good standing. A Pro Subscription will allow you to import an unlimited number of maps to your device. You can request a Pro Subscription on the homepage of your vendor site:
The homepage of the vendor site
Closeup of Try Avenza Maps Pro sidebar
Click on Request your Avenza Maps Pro subscription to send an email to our team. We will review your request and if your account qualifies, then we will grant you a complimentary subscription to test your maps!
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