GeoPDF Maps

photo of a person using a GeoPDF at Split Rock Creek State Park overlooking the lake

See your location with our GeoPDF maps

Cell service is not needed

Don't get lost in the woods, navigate large remote areas using DNR 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.

DNR GeoPDF maps available

Screen Shots

  • DNR Recreation Basemap
  • Most State Parks
  • OHV Trails
  • Water Trails
  • Some State Forests

Get started

  1. Make sure your mobile device is connected to the internet while downloading the application and map.
  2. Download the free Avenza Maps app for your iOS, Android or Microsoft mobile device as outlined below. The app is used to read the GeoPDF and display your location.
  3. Visit the DNR GeoPDF Downloader site to download GeoPDF maps to your mobile device.

Download GeoPDF maps

Install the Avenza Maps app

Avenza Maps is a free app available for iOS, Android and Microsoft mobile devices that reads GeoPDF maps and displays your current location.

Avenza Maps app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows

Download the free Avenza Maps app from these app stores

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Android devices download PDF files to a downloads folder. Multiple maps can be downloaded while the device has internet access. The Avenza Maps app loads the GeoPDF files from this shared download location on your device.

Apple iOS

Once the GeoPDF has downloaded, your device will ask which app to "open" the file. Choose open with "Avenza Maps" or "import with Avenza Maps". iBooks will not display your device's location on the GeoPDF map.

Note: The free version is limited to having three maps downloaded to the app at any one time.