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How to Use the Downloadable Maps:
The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) provides this central webpage where the public can download all US Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) for National Forests and Grasslands located in New Mexico. We strive to keep these maps up to date as the US Forest Service updates their maps. NMOHVA has made the MVUMs “smarter” by making sure they all have geospatial information (the map knows where it’s located in the World) and by providing them in multiple formats.
Geospatial PDFs can be used on Apple and Android smart phones/tablets using Avenza’s free application call PDF Maps. After the PDF MVUM is downloaded on the mobile device, cellular coverage is not needed to use it. The application shows the current GPS location of the user on the map and allows them to perform basic GPS tasks. Click here for information on how to import georeferenced PDF maps to Avenza.
Custom Maps for Garmin devices are georeferenced and tiled image files that can be loaded into an appropriate Garmin GPS device to overlay other maps. NMOHVA has produced these maps using the official MVUM maps provided by the Forest Service. Click here for information on how to load and use Custom Maps.
Notes on the downloadable map files: Map files have been made available in Adobe Acrobat PDF, Adobe Acrobat Geo PDF, and Google Earth KMZ formats. Depending on which browser you are using, you may need to right click and select “Save Target as…” or “Save Link as…” etc. to download the MVUM and save it your computer. All insets on the MVUM’s will appear as published by the Forest Service but insets are NOT georeferenced. Only the main map areas are georeferenced.