Atlas digital mapping resources  

 Mike Burrell

With the point count locations and PDF maps now available for “southern” Ontario hare are two short “how to” videos that take advantage of these resources.

The first video shows how to download the point count locations and square boundary to create a Google Map which you can use on your phone/tablet/computer:

The second video shows how to download the PDF square map and do some basic things you can do with the free app Avenza Maps:

There are some other handy apps out there too. Be sure to read Appendix F “Using digital maps” that goes over some of the basics of the digital mapping resources that are available to you. I really like as a free app that works a lot like Google Maps but can be used offline. You can import the kmz (Google Earth) file format into if you want to have your point count locations inside that app.

Personally, I think the Avenza Maps app is really great; it’s pretty simple to use and once you download the PDF square map onto your device you can use it completely offline. The only downside is that you can only have three maps loaded at any one time in the free version.

Topic starter Posted : 29/03/2021 12:03 pm

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