Avenza Maps 3.4 adds custom US National Park Service symbols

January 10, 2018  - By 0 Comments

Avenza-Maps-34release-WAvenza Maps 3.4 for iOS and Android is now available. It contains new features and performance improvements, including the ability to add and manage new symbols to aid users in customizing their Avenza Maps experience with a built-in collection of U.S. National Park Service recreational symbols.

Release highlights include enhanced support for point symbology. Also, users can package their own PNG symbols as (KMZ) files, import and use them in the app.

Add and manage symbols. Avenza Maps Pro users can import and manage readily available collections of industry specific sets of symbols. such as the EMSINA Australasian All Hazards Symbology Set and the U.S. National Wildfire Coordinating Group GIS Standard Operating Procedures (GSTOP) Incidents Point Symbols. These symbol sets can be downloaded directly from the Avenza Support Centre.

Add placemark workflow improvements. Improved add placemark workflow and screen to accommodate symbol selection and make it easier to add photos. The Add Placemark screen now appears every time the Add Placemark icon is tapped from the map view screen.

This allows the user to conveniently change the symbol (or use the default one) as well as add any necessary information such as photos or collect data in a schema. Several of the most recently used symbols are listed for quick selection. A default symbol can still be set for the layer so one symbol can always be chosen.

Learn more on the release blog.

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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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