Importing data layers into Avenza Maps Android app


I had a go with the Avenza Maps Android app during fieldwork to visualise my position within the landscape. I had access to a vegetation map and I wanted to see how close I was to transition zones between vegetation units, and also where I could walk to find a good place to install a vegetation monitoring plot.

It was a bit of a faff, but I worked out a method for importing raster and vector data into Avenza Maps. I used the free version of the Avenza Maps app:

To import a raster layer:

Avenza (free) only supports KML/KMZ and GPX, which don’t support polygons. To import point (vector) data: