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Pocket Maps app

Pocket Maps is a mobile mapping app for the outdoors. Find out what publicly accessible areas are local to you and explore somewhere new.

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Download Pocket Maps via the Apple App Store for iOS or Google Play Store for Android.

What is Pocket Maps? 

Pocket Maps allows you to view public access areas and conservation land all across Aotearoa – right from your device, anytime and anywhere. Maps can be viewed online with a Wi-Fi connection or downloaded to be viewed offline.

How does it work?

Pocket Maps lets you search your exact location by region and through the map layers, understand what type of access land you are currently on or looking to walk, hunt, fish or mountain bike across. 

The maps are split into regions and available to be downloaded to use offline.  

App features include:

  • Publicly accessible areas in Aotearoa, shown by type
  • Range of map layers for outdoor recreation
  • Ability to generate elevation profiles
  • Get coordinates and share
  • Selection of high quality basemaps
  • Offline topographic maps for each region
  • Find your location
  • Draw and measure routes

Pocket Maps was developed by Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa | Outdoor Access Commission, in partnership with our GIS technology partner, Eagle Technology.

Pocket Maps Topographic

Learn about the new topographic default basemap: Pocket Maps Topographic.

Now available for online and offline use. 

Get help

Pocket Maps help guide


This app is not a substitute for a GPS unit and should be used in conjunction with one if going outdoors. 

Please read our data disclaimer before using the app. 

Privacy policy

Read the latest version of the Pocket Maps privacy policy.


See a full summary of the latest changes to Pocket Maps in our changelog.


If you have questions or want to provide feedback, get in touch with the Pocket Maps team at: