David Thompson / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Categories: Travel South Shore See your location with our GeoPDF maps Cell service is not needed NORTHERN MINNESOTA ~~~~~~ July 29, 2021 (LSNews) Don't get lost in the woods, navigate large remote areas using DNR Geospatial PDFs ("GeoPDFs") on your mobile device. Display your current location like Google Maps, but you don't have to be connected to the internet or have cell service while using the maps. Note: mobile service or internet is required for initial download of both the Avenza app and GeoPDFs from the DNR. You need a GeoPDF app on your phone! Your smartphone does not have a GeoPDF viewer on it by default. For a GeoPDF to work correctly, you need to first download an app like Avenza Maps – otherwise, the map will not display your current location. Get started Make sure your mobile device is connected to the internet while downloading the application and map. Download the free Avenza Maps app (link is external) for your iOS or Android mobile device as outlined below. The app is used to read the GeoPDF and display your location. Download GeoPDFs from our GeoPDF Downloader. Download GeoPDF maps Available GeoPDF maps DNR Recreation Basemap State Parks OHV Trails Water Trails Most State Forests Many Scientific and Natural Areas Trout Stream Angling Water Access State Trails Hunter Walking Trails (Available on the Hunter Walking Trails webpage and in the Avenza app map store) Avenza Maps app is available on Android and iOS Download the free Avenza Maps (link is external) app from these app stores Android Once the GeoPDF has been downloaded: Open Avenza Maps Tap the add button Tap “download or import a map” Tap “From Device Storage” Navigate to the recently downloaded map The map will then open in Avenza Maps. Apple iOS Once the GeoPDF has downloaded: Open the map Tap the upload button In the list of app icons, scroll to Avenza Maps or to the "more" on the far right and choose Avenza Maps The map will now show as being available in Avenza Maps. Note: The free version is limited to having three maps downloaded to the app at any one time. Northern Minnesota Duluth, St. Louis County, Lake County, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Cook County, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Carlton County, Itasca County, Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, Internation Falls, Grand Rapids, Minnesota #LSN_Outdoors #LSN_MMNews Previous Article Canada will allow fully vaccinated American travellers as of Aug. 9 Next Article Superior National Forest Announces Food Storage Order to Protect Both Visitors and Bears Print Rate this article: No rating Tags: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources GeoPDF Maps Please login or register to post comments.