We have created this page in order to distribute software to club members.

Mapping Software

Which software you use will partly depend on what you are trying to do.
BK have used ocad for a number of years and have produced a large number of maps.
Our thinking so far has been to continue using ocad. That may change because Open Orienteering Mapper is getting much easier to use and the type of maps we are producing is changing.

Software for creating orienteering maps.

This software will only work on any Windows based computer.

Ocad changed their licensing system after version 9.5 to one requiring registration and activation. This means the software is limited and can only be installed on a single computer.

We also have a link to ocad version 9 (thanks to Nillumbik)

Here is the link: OCAD Version 9

Open Orienteering Mapper (

This is an open source software program. It works on Windows or Linux systems.
Current version is 0.8.2.
It is very stable and works very well if you are making a park or school map for example.
It can read all Ocad files from version 6 to 12 but will only write to version 8.

Course Setting Software

This is a very powerful program specifically designed for course setting.
It is Windows based.
BK have had a club license for a number of years which will allow you to download and install it on your computer.
Condes can be downloaded here:
For the condes license information please contact the Webmaster at the email address

It will allow you to set courses on the Ocad or OOM map and produce a high res pdf for delivery direct to the printer.

Purple Pen (

This is an open source program equivalent to Condes. It is Windows based.

Both Condes and Purple Pen work using a layer system. This means the selected map is on a base layer and your work setting the course is on a separate layer which does not alter the map in any way.

Remember for any of these programs BK members have lots of experience. If you need help ASK.

Other Orienteering Software you might here people talking about

Event calendar and entry portal on the web, you can enter any event using Eventor
You can even enter events overseas using IOF Eventor


This is the program is used on the day of the event.
Entries are imported from Eventor
Course details are imported from Condes
The program works out the results and uploads back to Eventor


Equivalent to OE but specially designed for score events


Another program similar to OE

Main advantages over OE is it handles line, score & relay events all in one program, can re-use SI sticks in an event, and is much much much easier to use than OE. It's also free. The developer is also much nicer to deal with than Stephan Kramer! It also runs on anything that can run Java, so will happily work on Macs, Linux etc. Unsuitable for championships

Here is the link to OR:

OR Website

If you want further details talk to the BK committee

MeOS - Much Easier Orienteering Software

Another strong contenter as a software for events.

Open source (free) and can operate both Line and Score events.

Can push to a number of services including to online live results.

MeOS Homepage

MapRun Software

MapRun (mobiles) - see the Google Playstore or apple App Store

MapRun Console - MapRun Console

MapRunG - an app that can be loaded into certain models of a Garmin GPS watch - available from Garmin iQ store

Garmin IQ app store

Garmin links

Garmin Connect (mobiles) - see the Google Playstore or apple App Store

Garmin Connect also available online as a web page

It is noted that the phone apps don't support writing GPX files, but it does talk between a watch and Strava

Instructions for getting MapRunG User Documentation here

Strava - website for tracking activities independent of the device used

Strava website

OTrack | Orienteering Victoria (

Software of participating in Orienteering Victoria Park & Street events