Using Purple Pen
The Technical Side
Here are our main guides to creating courses using Purple Pen.
Wherever possible, events should be created using PPen. This makes everything a lot easier for everyone in the process.
For JOG it is good to overide the IOF standards. Make the circles and text larger and the lines thicker. Put a white backround around the text, too. Anything that makes it easier to see for the participant.
Things to Remember to Include
Make sure the name of the course (Hare, Squirrel, etc) features prominently. Don't just rely on the name in the CDs. This is to avoid a child accidentally being given the wrong map and getting very confused/disheartened.
You should also use the club logo and QR code (in the images of this page).
If the courses are using MapRun, the PIN will need to be on the map, too.
Big thing to note: PPen does not incorporate the map in its files. You must send the map file as well as the PPen file if you want the recipient to be able to see it.