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The Computer Side of Map Making

This workshop is part of the CROC training series, which offers an opportunity to practice and improve orienteering skills and learn with others. Each event will focus on particular orienteering aspects. The training series is for club members only. There is no cost for members for these informal events.

NOTE: This class is now full.

The Computer Side of Map Making: CROC events depend on accurate detailed maps. However, after our nice maps have been created, an erosion process begins. Parks blithely alter our carefully mapped vegetation, tear down fences, and add buildings. Trees fall over. And whether you like it or not, magnetic north is always on the move. The result is that maps which are a few years old need to be updated. (And of course, maps of new areas are always desirable!)

This workshop will cover ways to use available free resources as a basis for updating the club’s orienteering maps (or to produce new ones) using OCAD software. Included will be working with background maps and bringing in GPS information. If you have not worked with OCAD before, this will introduce some of the program’s tools and menus. If you have OCAD mapping experience, please come and share it.

Bring a Windows laptop if you have one. We will use some prepared materials you can download to your computer for use during the workshop. If you would like to just observe, that’s OK too, and/or we can share computers.

Location is in SE Portland. Please RSVP to Virginia Church.

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Earlier Event: December 3
CROC Board Meeting