Secure Your Mobile Mapping with Avenza Maps: Rugged Apps Edition


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Avenza Systems Partners with Leading Defense Contractor SAIC to Offer a Verified Secure Version of its Popular Offline Map App

Toronto, ON, Canada (December 20, 2021) – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, is proud to announce that it has partnered with SAIC and launched Avenza Maps®: RA Edition as a cornerstone of SAIC’s new Rugged Apps™ platform.

“SAIC is very pleased to provide Avenza Maps through our Rugged Apps™ platform. Avenza’s app delivers enhanced mission value in a verified and secure manner, allowing use with confidence by users,” said Michael LaRouche, President of SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector.

SAIC’s new Rugged Apps™ platform provides government customers with highly-secured versions of their preferred mobile applications used to complete missions every day. Avenza Maps: RA Edition passes National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) compliant processes to ensure the app is safe and secure for government use in a wide range of applications including land management, forestry, military, and disaster response as well as sensitive commercial environments such as oil and gas, mining, forestry and healthcare.

“We recognize the utmost importance of increased and reliable cyber-security, especially when it comes to mobile computing, and we are delighted to work with SAIC to make Avenza Maps Pro available through the Rugged Apps platform. Rugged Apps is a much-needed way of ensuring that one’s mobile apps are safe and we encourage all government and private sector users seeking to protect their systems to obtain their apps via Rugged Apps,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza.

In addition to being NIAP compliant, Avenza Maps: RA Edition also offers all the features of Avenza Maps Pro as well as unlimited access to all Avenza Map Store content, including paid maps, at no additional cost.

Avenza Maps: RA Edition is currently available for iOS devices. Availability on Android devices will be launched in the near future. Government customers are able to order through NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) or by contacting Avenza Sales directly by phone at 800-884-2555 (North America) or at 1-416-487-5116 or by email at For more information, visit the Avenza Maps: RA Edition website at or the SAIC Rugged Apps website at

About Avenza Maps

Avenza Maps is an award-winning offline mapping app used by professionals on a daily basis for search and rescue, to support humanitarian efforts, to fight wildfires and industries operating in remote areas or where offline maps are a necessity. Avenza Maps is also used as a teaching tool in post-secondary education, and by a growing number of recreational users to navigate, and explore off the grid. The app is a one-stop map shop with nearly one million unique map titles available on-demand, no matter where you are in the world, through the Avenza Map Store. Map publishers can register as a vendor in the Avenza Map Store and generate revenue by pricing their maps and making them available for purchase. For more information, visit the Avenza Maps website at

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. For more information, visit

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