Importing maps from custom locations




  • molly vogt

    I have been repeatedly unable to download Caltopo maps into my phone or open them in Avenza. When I use the Import Map tools in Avenza My Maps and use the http:// or the avenzamaps:// protocol prefix as described in your article able, it triggers and launches the URL in my Safari browser and it does NOT download or open into Avenza. I need to download the map because I will be using the map in remote areas. How can I download it to my iPhone XR?

    Thank you,


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  • Kate

    Hi Molly,


    Thank you for your post.  In order to use the http:// or avenzamaps:// prefix, the rest of the URL must point to the file exactly (i.e. must have a .pdf or .tif extension).  If the URL does not have this extension the app cannot read it correctly which is why it is opening to the URL in Safari.  

    For more help with this, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Support Team directly using the "Submit a Request" option at the top of this website!


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