Using Open Orienteering Mapper

Using Open Orienteering Mapper

Location: Zoom Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time Length: 2.5 hrs Cost: $60
Introductory OOM practical

Course Description

Just want to thank you for the workshop last night. I feel much more confident about maybe being able to make some local park maps.


This 2.5 hour online course is part 2 of Navigation Sports' introdction to Orienteering Mapping course. In it, you will learn how to use the Open Orienteering Mapper drawing tools. Participants will spend the majority of the class practicing using the software.

In this module you will practice the following:

  • Using basic drawing tools
  • Using shape manipulation tools
  • Tracing base material

Additional Information

Participants who also sign up for the June 8th Starting a Map Project course will have a chance to continue the project they set up in that class. If you did not sign up for that class you can work on a project of your choosing or on files provided by the instructor.

Coming Prepared

During this course, we will be using Open Orienteering Mapper (OOM), which is a free mapping software. You can download it at

Participants will be provided with more information about setting up the software after registering.

Using Zoom
A Zoom link will be provided to registered participants by email. Please be set up and ready to go for the start of class with working audio and the software downloaded and installed so we don't have to take precious course time to sort that out.

Please participate from a laptop or desktop computer so you can use the software as intended. We strongly recommend you also connect to Zoom from a second device so you can follow the instructor on Zoom while using your computer to practice the skills being presented (preferably also with zoom so you can share screen if need be).


Cost: $60 + tax

Please note there is an online processing fee of $3.88 on top of the advertised price.

Sign up for this class along with the June 8th Starting a Map Project class and the July 6th Laying out Your Map class to get a $27 discount (15%) on all three classes.

This course is designed for orienteers that are wanting to try making an orienteering map. If you are wondering if this course is for you, you can email About a week prior to the start of the class we will send out a quick questionnaire asking about your orienteering and mapping experience and what you want to get out of the class to help us tailor our teaching for you.