OpenOrienteering Mapper is an orienteering mapmaking program and provides a free alternative to the existing proprietary solution. Its main advantages compared to it are:

  • Open Source: the program is completely free, every programmer can improve it.
  • Cross-platform: the program works on Android, Windows, OS X and Linux.

While it is under continuous development and considered in beta state, it has been used to produce maps for classical orienteering, MTBO and radio orienteering races. All required functions for drawing maps are implemented and the program works very stable. So it can be considered ready for productive use, although it is like always a good idea to keep backups of your files. We are happy about feedback to the program.

User reviews ★★★★★

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Main features of the current version include:

  • Symbol sets for ISOM 2000 (forest), ISSOM 2007 (sprint), ISMTBOM (mountain bike), ISSkiOM (ski), and for course design and control description sheets
  • Import and export of ocd maps and symbol sets (import: version 6 - 11, export: version 8)
  • Georeferencing (based on Proj.4 library)
  • Working with various kinds of templates:
    • Images (bmp, jpg, tif, png, gif)
    • GPS tracks (gpx)
    • Vector data (dxf, osm)
    • Maps (ocd, omap, xmap)
    • Georeferencing of templates by world file
  • Working with all important symbol types:
    • Points
    • Lines
    • Areas
    • Text
    • Composite symbols
  • Drawing and many editing tools for objects
  • Printing, PDF and raster image export for getting the map into course setting programs
    • Overprinting simulation (raster output)
    • CMYK PDF export (vector output)
  • Many translations

The online manual can give you more ideas of what the program does.

Contributing

There is a lot to do, and we appreciate every kind of help, whether you are a programmer or not. If you are interested in contributing, good places to start are: