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Discussion: OOM

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Jul 10, 2020 7:56 PM # 
barb:
Can you run Open Orienteering Mapper on a Chromebook?
Googling, I see that Android apps are now available on many Chrome OS devices.
I'm hoping to teach some kids basic map-making this summer; they have Chromebooks issued by their school.
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Jul 11, 2020 12:32 AM # 
dbakker:
ChromeOS is not actively supported by OOMapper, but the Android version might work on it. Note that the Android version of OOMapper is not built to make Orienteering Maps from start to finish and is more appropriate for fieldwork, as it has only very limited map creation and template setup capabilities compared with the Windows/Linux/iOS versions.

There is a mention of this issue last April on the official development/issues forum, which might be of interest to you (note: dg0yt is the current head developer of OOMapper): https://github.com/OpenOrienteering/mapper/issues/...
Jul 11, 2020 1:28 AM # 
xc-racer2:
While probably a little more involved than installing the Android app, the full Linux version of OOM should work (I don't have a Chromebook so I can't test, but Chrome OS is basically a custom Linux distribution). The other issue you might run into is the Chromebooks being locked to only allow certain tasks if they're school owned (this may also be the case with the Android apps).

Anyways, you'd need to follow the instructions at https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-instal... and the package that you'd want to install with apt-get would be openorienteering-mapper

Since this involves the command line, chances are this is too involved for what you're doing, but putting it here in case someone else wants to do a one-off sometime.

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