In addition to the online Hakai GIS system, Hakai maintains a set of geo-referenced PDF maps that can be viewed using the Avenza PDF Maps Mobile App while not connected to the internet.  Where available, the Mobile App will use the GPS hardware built into the mobile device to track your location on the map.

Warning: As different mobile devices have different qualities of GPS hardware, your actual location may vary significantly from what is shown on the mobile map.  iPhones and iPads with 3G capabilities include GPS hardware that works when not in range of a cell tower (ie. they work on Calvert), although the GPS capabilities of these devices is not as good as many dedicated handheld GPS devices.

How to download and view PDF maps from your mobile device

While connected to the internet, follow these steps:

If not already installed on your device, install the Avenza PDF Maps Mobile App, starting from this page (http://www.pdf-maps.com/get-pdf-maps)

To find and download publicly accessible Hakai PDF Maps, visit this page and choose to open the link using the Google Drive application if prompted. Alternatively you can open the same page in your default web browser on your device. See the following section for instructions on using the web browser method.

Open using your web browser 
  • After clicking on the above link you will be taken to the Hakai Public Maps Google Drive folder.

  • Click the map you are interested in and download the map by clicking the "Download" button at the top of the screen. You may need to click the more icon (three dots) to see the download button.


  • Once the map is downloaded, click the Open in "PDF Maps" button on the top right hand side of the image. You may need to tap the top of the image to get the menu bar to appear. This will not work if you have not already installed Avenza PDF Maps App.


  • Avenza PDF Maps will then open and after a few moments of processing you will be able to view the geo-referenced PDF map on your mobile device.