Map Publishers - How it Works
Join our growing team of Map Store publishers to distribute and sell your mobile maps globally.
The benefits of being an Avenza Map Store publisher
Become an Avenza Map Store publisher to access an online market with hundreds of thousands of recreational and professional users around the world
Sell your paper maps as digital maps. The Avenza Map Store provides everything you need to sell your digital maps through the Avenza Maps app. Unlock profit potential by providing your customers with convenient digital versions of your maps.
Promote your maps on the Avenza Map Store through your marketing materials, website, and products. Create QR codes and put them on your paper maps to provide a simple way for your customers to scan and download the digital version.
As a publisher, you'll have access to a portal to upload maps, enter map information and descriptions, choose price tiers, choose categories, and make changes to thumbnails. You can also view map download counts and access earnings reports.
Lower everyday expenses. With no printing costs, no inventory to maintain, no shipping costs to calculate, and no physical store overhead, you make more money. Customers can access the Avenza Map Store all day, every day.
Demand for mobile map solutions is growing. You can be first to market with digital maps of your region and specialty. Grow your customer base and provide them with what they want before your competitors do.
Map pricing is flexible. Change pricing as required to suit your maps. No need to worry about currency or payment options because in-app purchases are handled by the App Store and Google Play accounts.
How it works
Publishers create map listings that become searchable products in the Avenza Map Store after a review process. Users access the Map Store via the Avenza Maps app or from the web to discover maps in their area of interest. When users find a map, they can choose to purchase or download it for use in the Avenza Maps app. We take care of the transaction and the product delivery to the app. It's simple and requires little maintenance beyond uploading new versions of your maps as they become available.
Enter descriptions, preview images, choose categories and price tiers.
Submit for review
Manage your maps through the vendor portal where you can edit and adjust your map's selling information.
Promote your maps
Create links to your map store listings to promote on your own website.
National Geographic then looked to Avenza Maps for a solution to distribute its georeferenced digital maps that was simple to implement and required minimal effort to maintain. Using the Avenza Maps platform, National Geographic could provide very high-quality digital maps, supported by a widely available mapping app with navigation features, and an a la carte e-commerce solution that could meet consumers' one-off needs.
The Trail Conference recognized their ability to reach potential users was fairly limited to regular communications with organization members and some of the trail-using public, so having their maps be visible to all Avenza Map users was very appealing. As their maps began being downloaded in large numbers, it was beneficial for many of their maps to be featured among the most popular maps.
To further add to the quality of their maps, they spend a significant amount of time ground-truthing maps to check for accuracy using the Avenza Maps app, gathering feedback from their customers, and use the information to iterate on updates. The sales of their digital maps on the Map Store quickly became an additional and significant revenue source. Since 2013, after thousands and thousands of digital map downloads, their revenue on map sales on the Map Store has increased more than 200% year over year. The sales have been a testament to the quality of their map products but also the demand by outdoor recreationers.