PDF map files available for download from the FLTC On-line Store are geospatial-enabled. This means that the files can be imported into mapping software available for many Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, and soon for Windows Phones.
We have tested our PDF maps with the Avenza PDF Maps Mobile App. Once you have installed this (free) app on your device, you can import the FLTC PDF map into the application.
Then, when you are hiking within the boundaries of the map, you can see your location acording to your device’s GPS. You can also do things like:
- Add placemarks
- Record your own track
- Tag photos
- Orient the map using your compass
- Measure distance and area
- Search for places on the map
The free version of the Avenza app will only permit you to import three maps at one time. To import an additional map, you must first remove one of the three. You can still keep the PDF files on your device and switch them at any time. There is a subscription version available from Avenza that will permit you to import an unlimited number of maps.