Laying Out Your Map

Laying Out Your Map

Location: Zoom Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time Length: 2.5 hrs Cost: $60
Introductory practical

Course Description

This 2.5 hour online course is part 4 of Navigation Sports' Introduction to Orienteering Mapping course. In it, you will practice adding new colours and symbols in the mapping software while adding key map elements to prepare your map for printing.

This module is set-up as a tutorial-style practice. Participants will also be provided with a take-away reference to use in future projects.

* Instances of this course will use either OCAD or OOM.

Additional Information

This class will work in Open Orienteering Mapper.

Coming Prepared

This course uses Open Orienteering Mapper (OOM), which is a free mapping software. You can download it at

Participants should have previously participated in a Using Open Orienteering Mapper course or have previous experience mapping with Open Orienteering Mapper.

Participants have the choice of working with files provided by the instructor or their own files. If you are bring your own files make sure you have the following easily accessible:

  • Map file in OOM format
  • Club or other map owner logo file in jpg or png format
  • Definition of the key colours for font and border that you want to use

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 the 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 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.


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 June 22nd Using Open Orienteering Mapper class to get a $27 discount (15%) on all three classes.

This course is designed for orienteers who 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.