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Getting Started (Android)

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2016 01:49PM EDT

Before you start to import maps, add placemarks, and use map tools, you have to get acquainted with the basics.

In this article you can find information about the user interface and how to view the Getting Started map.
The Avenza Maps app has three main tabs:


Map View
The map view consists of several components:


  1. Back
  2. Search
  3. Map information
  4. Toolbar

The Toolbar consists of several tools:

  1. GPS and Compass
  2. Add Placemark
  3. Coordinates
  4. Map Features
  5. Map Tools


Getting Started Map
The Getting Started map helps you learn about the different tools in the app. Pan around the map to read the different tool tips.

If you delete the Getting Started map, you can import it again through Settings.
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