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Discussion: Looking for Training in Open Orienteering Mapper -- will pay

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Oct 16, 2019 3:00 AM # 
I am getting involved with orienteering map making with Open Orienteering, but am running into roadblocks with templates. I have limited time to wade through documentation, experimentation, and videos. Therefore, I am willing to pay someone for some training in how to use it to create a map for an orienteering event I am starting. I am good with software, and teach information system courses.

I am willing to pay someone for a couple tutorials via WebEx (I have access to WebEx) so we can share screens and go through the big picture and enough detail to get me started. With WebEx I can share my screen and we can work through it. I have basic orienteering and map skills (lat, long, declination, scale types) and map reading.

Learning objectives would include

1. Understanding the relationship between template, map, and paper sizes.

2. Importing templates from USGS and OpenStreets (have done this already but would like a different perspective, particularly on the USGS site navigation)

3. Drawing basic features on the map after templating.

4. Printing the map so everything fits on the desired page size.

If you are interested, please email me at so we can talk about specifics. Again, this is a paid opportunity as I need to learn the skills quickly and would like to rely on someone experienced.
Oct 16, 2019 4:38 AM # 
See if this helps you prepare for your tutorials
Oct 16, 2019 1:07 PM # 
bwardmusic also sent this note to OUSA's Facebook page. I don't know anyone willing to train him quickly (whether for pay or not), so don't know who to refer him to.

If this thread helps him out, great!

(--OUSA's Web Content Manager, and Twitter and FB manager too)

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