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Tech Talk: Purple Pen 

Starts: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Other
Organizer: Ed Despard

Join us at MIT to learn about how to best use Purple Pen to set courses! This is a vital skill for anyone setting courses, and it is an easy one, but helpful to learn from the pros. We've reserved classroom 32-141, in the Stata Center.

We will go over some basic best-practices of setting orienteering courses from beginner through advanced levels. We will discuss how to use the free software Purple Pen to set a better course and to yield a higher-quality map for printing. Purple Pen has many useful features that will help you set better courses. We'll finish with some q&a, and hopefully you'll leave with a better understanding of how to provide a beautiful map for orienteering courses. Optional: bring your laptop with Purple Pen already installed if you'd like to test this out on your next course setting opportunity.

Tragically, we can't bring pizza into the classroom, so we'll all adjourn after the fact at a nearby pizzeria. Come on by, all are welcome!



Start Location  

Available Maps:


Orienteering Map



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