If you have ever wanted to learn to use Purple Pen* orienteering** software, now is the chance. In this Cascade Orienteering Club*** (COC) course, you will learn how to use the Purple Pen software to create orienteering courses. Pretty much everything you need to get started the right way will be covered. Understanding of this course content is necessary in order to do the technical aspect of course design, which will be a follow-on course offered on August 25th. It is COC’s goal to get as many people playing in the O-box as possible to keep our club fun, capable, and as redundant as possible into the foreseeable future. YOU ARE NEEDED! More info: Intro To Purple Pen | Facebook
*Purple Pen is FREE Windows course setting software for orienteering that makes it easy to design courses and their associated control descriptions. On Mac or Linux, a Windows emulator such as Parallels or VirtualBox is required.
**Orienteering is the sport of navigation using a map and sometimes a compass in unfamiliar terrain. It is often by groups at competitive orienteering events or meets. The objective of the event is to find established checkpoints on an orienteering map created by the host organization for the event.
***Cascade Orienteering Club (COC) is a non-profit organization based in Seattle and run primarily by volunteers. It is one of the largest and most active clubs in the country. Membership begins at $14 per year. However, you don’t need to be a member to participate in Cascade events. Cascade hosts orienteering events year-round in the Puget Sound Area and in the Cascade Mountains during the summer. Most events are open to all, and newcomers are welcome.
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