for planners & controllers
GPS devices are an excellent resource when updating maps and plotting where control locations are to be.
This article explains how to use:
- the club EtrexH GPS units to collect data during field survey work.
- free GPS software
Here's a document with advice on using our GPS units for mapping surveying operations
The following timetable contains suggested latest possible deadlines for completing each of the main tasks in planning courses for a QOFL. Actual timings will vary from event to event, but ideally should be earlier.
Course planning software
Purple Pen is the club's course planning software of choice and a really useful tool. It's also free to download.
A set of resources for all course planners.
from Purple Pen
This guide provides a step-by-step approach to obtaining an event-ready set of maps from the Purple Pen file you've set up to plan courses on.
Before you get started, please read the following statements and terms. By downloading the app and / or printing the course map, you are agreeing to these statements and terms.
The following is a list of areas with good quality terrain with the potential to host a course.
Please let Jeff Pakes know (see contacts page) if you would like to get involved in this process of planning a course.