Mobile Maps

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation is moving towards interactive, geo-enabled maps. You can locate where you are at in real time on the map by downloading a free App called Avenza PDF Maps to your mobile device. Download maps over a Wi-Fi or cellular network to use on  your mobile device anytime - even when you are offline as they are saved to your devices memory.  


  1. Download Avenza PDF Maps to your device from either the AppStore (Apple) or Google play (Android). 
  2. Navigate to the Maps page 
  3. Click on the thumbnail of the map you want to use to open.
  4. Click on "Open in..." in the top left hand corner. Scroll through the choices and select the Avenza PDS Maps icon.  The map will now download from the web onto your device.  
  5. Click on the map in Avenza PDF Map's table of contents and it will open with a blue locater dot showing where you are located on the map as well as the coordinates of your location (make sure your GPS capabilities are activated on your device)
You can now watch the locator dot move on the map as you walk around the park or on the trail. You can zoom and pan, place pins on the map, record your tracks, measure distances and plot photos. Visit Avenza PDF Map for a description of the features and tools available.