Course Measurer Tools

Simple Map Creation Tutorial Videos
The links below are to tutorial videos for learning the basics of the Open Office Draw program and its use in creating a simple USATF certification map



Open Office Draw Basics Tutorial Video
33min32sec

Simple Map Creation Tutorial Video
34min35sec

More advanced OpenOffice tutorial by Nathan Porch. Ask your certifier if he will accept color maps before submitting one.
1hour44min29sec


Simple Map Creation Tools
The links below include a basic map template and a tutorial presentation on how to use it to create a certification map.
The template was created with the OpenOffice Draw program, and you will need that software to modify it to create your certification map. The good news is, OpenOffice is a suite of FREE applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, and drawing program, among others. You can download this software for your Windows or Macintosh PC at the link below.


OpenOffice download

Open Office Draw Basics Tutorial

Simple Map Tutorial

Simple Map Template

Simple Map Example


Map Creation Tools
The links below provide a map template which includes all the elements needed to create a certification map. This version of the template includes more advanced features of OpenOffice, including multiple layers.
The template was created with the OpenOffice Draw program, and you will need that software to modify it to create your certification map. The good news is, OpenOffice is a suite of FREE applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, and drawing program, among others. You can download this software for your Windows or Macintosh PC at the link below.


OpenOffice download

Map Template

Map Template Instructions

Map Example

Single-line Map Example


Certification Application Tools
The links below provide electronic versions of the certification applications. The OpenOffice and Microsoft Excel versions of the applications will do many of the calculations for you. The editable PDF version will not. The OpenOffice versions provide an easy way to export the results to a PDF file.

Check with your state certifier before using these OpenOffice and Excel versions of the applications!!

OpenOffice versions

Certification Application

Course Measurement Data Sheet

Calibration Course Certification Application

Steel Taping Data Sheet



Microsoft Office versions

Certification Application

Course Measurement Data Sheet

Calibration Course Certification Application

Steel Taping Data Sheet



Editable PDF versions from USATF/RRTC website
(Must have Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or later)


Certification Application

Acrobat Reader Download


Information for Michigan Measurers
The link below describes what you need to do when submitting an application for USATF certification in Michigan.

Michigan Measurer Info