Course Setting Software

There are two software options for setting and printing course maps.  They are both free but are only available on Windows.  There are no software options for Mac or Linux.

  • OCAD – robust software with many features.  OCAD can edit the map elements as well as set courses.
  • Purple Pen –  more simple to use than OCAD.  Purple Pen can only set courses, not edit the maps themselves.  Purple Pen works well with small maps like Russian Jack and Kincaid where all the elements (club logo, north arrow, scale bar, legend, etc) are already on the map.  For larger maps like FNBP you need to use OCAD.