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  • USFS Renewed Avenza Pro License for 2018 -2019

    ​The USFS has renewed the Avenza Pro License for 2018-2019! 


    Attention Avenza Maps Pro Users:


    Information about the new Avenza license keys will be released soon, along with guidance on how to update your Avenza Maps Pro account using the new license information.


    11/15/2018 –New (2018-2019) Avenza Pro license keys will be issued. 
    11/30/2018 –All existing 2017-2018 Avenza license keys (both permanent and temporary) WILL EXPIRE.
    Users who do NOT update the Avenza application with the new license key by 11/30/2018, will no longer be licensed or have the Avenza Pro functionality for use.

    The dates listed above, will allow users an adequate transition period to update their Avenza Maps Pro account with their new license information before current license keys expire.  New guidance will be posted to the Field Data Automation – Mobile Computing SharePoint site.


    In the meantime, users who have not done an “account update” within the Avenza application, may be losing access to Avenza Pro license functionality.  Some users may experience their loaded maps becoming “inactive” for the “recreational only version” due to the transition with the renewed contract. This can occur if Avenza hasn’t been used while connected to Wi-Fi since the expiration date was changed.


    To correct or avoid the issue:  

    Connect mobile device to Wi-Fi
    Open Avenza 
    Go to Settings à Account Details, and confirm that the Expires Date = Nov. 30, 2018.

    Looking for training?  Avenza just offered a webinar that was recorded and is available for viewing.  Here is the link to the recording to review or share. .  Check out Avenza’s website for more videos, or register for the next advanced session (coming soon!)


    If you need additional support, please contact the GIS Help Desk through the Customer Help Desk for assistance.


    More info is coming soon!



    Jill L. Kuenzi
    Fire & Aviation Mgt Geospatial Coord
    Forest Service

    National Interagency Fire Center
    p: 208-387-5283
    c: 208-569-7989
    f: 208-387-5292
    3833 S Development Ave
    Boise, ID 83705-5354 
  • USNG Implementation Work Group; Quarterly Call

    USNG Implementation Work Group Qtrly Call

    3rd or 4th Wednesday, 1st Month of Each Quarter
    Next: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm | Eastern Time | 2 hr meeting
    Tentative Agenda: To be issued

    Link to join the online meeting:
    On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.
    On a phone or tablet, launch the app and enter meeting code: sharedgeo

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