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Avenza Maps Pro for Firefighting & Emergency Response

How Can Avenza Maps Help You?

Emergency responders rely on precise information and accurate mapping technology to make critical decisions during their missions. Having access to this data while off the grid can lead to making faster decisions and better management while in the field. Avenza Maps Pro is a cost-effective mobile mapping app that enables teams to distribute, use and update maps more efficiently.

The flexibility of our mobile app allows you to import custom maps created by your team, group them as a collection for seamless browsing, and use them fully offline when away from network coverage. You can also create custom field collection schemas to take inventory of relevant points of interest along a route, export data, and upload it to your own network or a cloud storage solution.

Avenza Maps Pro lets you rely exclusively on GPS to precisely locate yourself and to collect points of data in the field.

In the air over a forest fire or in an emergency response team on the ground, situational awareness and sharing the most up-to-date maps across your teams is of the highest priority. Avenza Maps Pro provides your team with a more organized and managed way to use maps on the ground and share the data needed to enable critical decision-making.

What We Offer

Avenza Maps App on mobile
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Work without a connection

Avenza Maps works 100% offline. Locate yourself using only GPS. Collect data in remote areas without needing to rely on a network connection.

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Import custom maps

Use your own custom maps created with your own GIS data. You can import maps in many formats including GeoPDF®, GeoTIFF and JPG.

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Locate yourself and collect data

Collect data and organize it into custom schemas when out in the field. Export and share data with your teams to provide the most up-to-date sources.

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Shapefile and area support

Add shapefiles to your map to work with points, lines, and areas. Convert your GPS Tracks into an area or create areas and export them to shapefile when you’re ready to share.

Case Study Insights

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Wildland Fire’s Air Tactical Team

“Not too long ago, it was common to carry a briefcase filled with maps as large as 3 ft. x 2ft. that marked heli spots, division breaks, and numerous other landmarks. Although valuable, paper maps were very cumbersome, and sometimes so large that the ends could touch wall to wall in a tiny cockpit. When crews started to use digital maps on their iPads, it was definitely a welcome move for many. We used to get our first look of the fire during the morning briefing when the paper maps were handed out, but now both air and ground personnel come to the briefing more prepared knowing what they’re up against.”

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United States Forest Service

“So much can change overnight when it comes to a wildfire or a hurricane. Now that we have Avenza Maps, we can update our maps throughout the day to keep everyone fully informed of the situation.”

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City of Duluth Fire Department Shortens Emergency Response Times Using Avenza Maps

“The City of Duluth continues to use Avenza Maps as part of their emergency response solution. Avenza Maps as an addition to their response systems has proven to shorten their response time and reach people who are in an emergency situation more quickly.”

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