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AVENZA MAPS - Mapping App for Big Red Run – Android Instructions

Please load the free app AVENZA Maps into your phone to help you find where you are in an emergency. Once set up, the app works WITHOUT mobile reception
If you have troubles with the instructions, please call Callum Boase 0409 378 253.

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS (for tech-savvy users)
Install Avenza Maps app and then open it.
Import the event map, and then the event KML track files using the hyperlinks in the step by step instructions.
If you’re a spectator, you do not need to import any KML track files.

1. Open play store
2. Install “Avenza Maps”. If you already have the app, please update it now.
3. Once installed, open Avenza Maps
4. Press “x” on the screen that says “sign in” and “I’m new”
5. You will find yourself on the “Maps” screen

1. Open this web page on the device that you have installed Avenza maps on.
2. Copy one of the following links (long press on top of the link & select “copy”)
Crew & Runner Map Link:
Spectator Map Link:
3. Go to Avenza maps
4. Click the orange “+” button
5. Tap “download or import a map”
6. Tap “http://” at the bottom of screen
7. Paste the link you copied earlier (long press and select “paste”)

8. Press “OK”
9. After the map has finished processing, tap to open.


Track files enable you to see the Runner course & vehicle access tracks on the map.

Before you start, make sure you've tapped the map to open it - you should be looking at the Big Red Run map image on your screen.

1. Copy the track file that suits your involvement (long press on top of link & select “copy”) - BRR250, BRR150 or Crew.

BIG RED 250KM Track File Link 

BIG RED 150KM Track File Link 

Crew Track File Link 

2. Go to Avenza Maps
3. Click the “map features” button

4. Tap the orange button at bottom right
5. Tap “import map features”
6. Tap “http://”
7. Paste the link you copied (long press & select “paste”) and then press “okay”


To make full use of Avenza maps, GPS must be turned on in your device. See troubleshooting if you need help with this*

1. On the map, key locations are marked with black arrows & different coloured labels. The runner route is shown as a blue line and vehicle access routes (crew only) are shown as a magenta line.
2. The latitude and longitude numbers (top of the screen) correspond to the point that the cross-hairs are targeting at centre screen.
3. Therefore, you can scroll around to any position on the map & determine the co-ordinates of the location between the cross-hairs.
4. Your current GPS location is displayed on the map as a blue dot.
5. Press the Location Button to centre in on your current location. Once this is done, you’ll know YOUR current lat/long coordinates. This will only work if you are physically located within the map boundaries.


*Devices with an inbuilt GPS chip (most smart phones and tablets) can determine your geographical position using GPS (Global Positioning System). This does not rely on having mobile reception. Follow the instructions below if you don’t know how to turn on GPS.

How to activate or deactivate the GPS function:

1) Go to “Settings”
2) Scroll down until you find “Location Access” or “Location Services”
3) Find option that allows apps to use GPS satellites to pinpoint your location. Press the checkbox, or indicator, next to this to activate or deactivate the GPS.

These instructions are general and may vary slightly depending on your brand and model of device. If they don’t provide you with enough information try using your device’s user manual and/or do a web search to get more information. If all else fails, please contact Callum Boase on 0409 378 253.

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