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Discussion: customized graphical icon in Purple Pen clue sheet

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 19, 2019 2:40 PM # 
sherpes:
Wondering if anyone else has toyed with the symbols.xml file in PurplePen, to create new customized graphical icons.

Here below is somewhat of a symbolic representation of a street lamp (light).

Many thanks to Bob Boltz of the Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC) for the hint on how to do this.

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Jun 19, 2019 3:05 PM # 
cedarcreek:
I googled and clicked "images" for graphical examples of "beer icon", which seemed superior to images of "beer emoji".

I'm partial to tall-neck bottles over mugs, but you've got such limited space. One was a Facebook thumbs-up holding a tall neck. There are many very bold, simple mug examples.

{edited} I just realized there are already chalk symbols for most (all?) of the hashing clues.
Jun 19, 2019 6:40 PM # 
tRicky:
A lamp is typically at another feature (e.g road junction, path bend) in our neck of the woods though we still tend to use 'light pole' as a (English) description for our street events regardless.
Jun 20, 2019 6:12 PM # 
sherpes:
Jun 20, 2019 6:54 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
That is too cool! We find old cars irresistible out here, time to break some standards and avoid a text line.

Jun 20, 2019 9:10 PM # 
sherpes:
... and here is a photo of the cannon and its surrounding area

Jun 21, 2019 12:56 PM # 
rockman:
The name of the park map is "Guns and Roses" - I might add the special symbol into the course descriptions for these two examples:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y9KQ3yPhBc2hNf1J8
Jul 1, 2019 4:07 PM # 
sherpes:

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