Ever wondered how the course is put on the map?

Sun 22 Mar 2020

‘Purple Pen’ is Planning software that Saxons has started using, and .......

Ever wondered how the course is put on the map? ‘Purple Pen’ is Planning software that Saxons has started using, and people have found it very straightforward. If you would like to try it, you need to Download the programme and have a map in electronic form to plot a course on.

Purple Pen works on Windows PCs and Download is free http://purplepen.golde.org/ .

Simon Blanchflower () or Mark Glaisher () can send you a map. Alternatively you can download example maps here... Perry Wood or Hargate. When you run the programme it takes you through logical steps to get you underway.

Further guidance is available in a video tutorial from British Orienteering  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHmS_zKsw_c  and there’s a .pdf courtesy Neil Crickmore on the Southdowns website https://www.southdowns-orienteers.org.uk/documents/event-resources/Course-Planning-using-Purple-Pen-v2.pdf

In the absence of orienteering events to compete in at the moment, this is your opportunity stay in the game but to see it from a Planner’s perspective.

MG

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