Maintained by David Bakker. If you update a map, please send him the updated file to keep this database up to date. His email is davidtrb AT live DOT ca

Also, if you have any problems, send him an email if you want help.

There are two options to get the maps. The map image, or the map file. In general, using the map file rather than the map file is easier but is more prone to something going wrong. The map image option is very slightly more difficult (one extra thing to fill in), but will work every single time.

Downloading and Using Map Files

Click the light blue "Download" button in the top right corner of the page. Save the map where you want to. If you want to edit the map, you will need to download Open Orienteering Mapper for .omap files, or OCAD (which is very expensive, so don't do it!) for .ocd files.

Using the Downloaded Map File in Purple Pen:

Open Purple Pen (download available for free here) and create a new event. Follow the instructions in the program for adding an event title, and then you need to load the map file. Choose the map file that you want, and click next. This brings up a dialogue box asking you what scale the map is at, and what scale you want to print the maps at. The map scale will always be right, but sometimes the default printing scale should be changed. Check what the map picture on the website shows as the scale, and change the default printing scale to this.

It then asks you the paper size. Unless the event does not fit on a letter sized paper, use a letter sized paper! It is much cheaper to print on and is easier to hold than larger pieces of paper. Change the printing area to portrait or landscape depending on the map image, and click next. Choose where to save the map. It now asks you about control numbering. If you are not using electronic timing, don't worry about this section. If you are using electronic timing, fill in the following information depending on location:

  • Salmon Arm/Revelstoke - Starting Code = 220 (Salmon Arm has controls #220 to #246)
  • Kamloops - Starting Code = 71 (Kamloops has controls #71 to #120)

Click next, then Finish. You are ready to create your course!

Downloading and Using Map Images

Click the map image in the bottom left of the map page.


This will open the map image itself. Right click and save the map.


Using the Downloaded Image in Purple Pen:

Open Purple Pen (download available for free here) and create a new event. Follow the instructions of adding an event title, and then you need to load the map file. Choose the downloaded image file as your map file. This brings up the following dialogue box asking you to fill in a bit more information so it gets the scale right. The "Image Resolution" should automatically be correct (it is usually just below 600 or 300 dots per inch), but the Map Scale must be changed to the map scale stated in the map image. This is very important!

After you change the map scale, click next. This brings up a dialogue box asking you what scale you want to print the maps at leave it at the same scale as the map scale, and click next. It then asks you the paper size. If the map has a border it is best printed on a letter sized paper unless it says otherwise. Change the printing area to portrait or landscape depending on the map image, and click next. Choose where to save the map. It now asks you about control numbering. If you are not using electronic timing, don't worry about this section. If you are using electronic timing, fill in the following information depending on location:
  • Salmon Arm - Starting Code = 220 (Salmon Arm has controls #220 to #246)
  • Kamloops - Starting Code = 71 (Kamloops has controls #71 to #100)
  • Revelstoke - Starting Code = 101 (Revelstoke has controls #101 to #130)

Click next, then Finish. You are ready to create your course!