(Caveats: I'm new to Orienteering. Also, I've searched Attackpoint, but couldn't find the answer. Please let me know if I've missed something obvious.)
Is there a place here on Attackpoint where maps are uploaded from past events? I'd love to look at some maps of past events so that I can work on my map reading. Learning the hints (I think that's what they're called), that sort of thing.
I've been to o-training website, but boy oh boy, those maps are so huge and the details so, well, detailed, that I think I'd like to start with easier courses first. ;)
Thanks in advance, and again, if I missed an area of this website where these maps already are, please let me know then delete this post!
Worldofo.com collects maps, but those would likely be of advanced level courses. You could look at routegadget.net
, where maps are posted and people plot out the routes they took on their courses. All the course at an event are likely to be there, but the posted routes are usually mostly done by advanced runners.
By "hints", do you mean control descriptions? The best way to learn the symbols is to read the IOF specifications. There's even one with little drawings to give you an idea how the features might look. That's here: http://orienteering.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12...
Thanks @origamiguy! I'll check out those two URLs. Yes, I meant control descriptions! haha.
I quite like this page for finding maps: http://omaps.worldofo.com/gmaps.php
Or your local DOMA (Digital Orienteering Map Archive) site
You guys rock. What a great community!
If you're on Twitter just follow
That will give you a daily dose of numerous maps from around the world.
I must say, @hillanddale, you have just given me the only reason to date for me to get a Twitter account. ;)
Lots of US maps at http://sprintseries.org/doma/users.php
, though most of those should also be found at the WorldofO link from tnipen.
Also, for learning the IOF control descriptions, there's an online interactive quiz for learning or reviewing the IOF symbols:
Orienteering simulation games
are good for learning orienteering or for training when you cannot get out to park for a run.
Oh wow, O games. I'll have to wait till I return to the land of faster-than-Compuserve-speed Internet, but some of those identification games look fun. Thanks!
Many US clubs have active routegadget sites where they post the maps from all of their local events. Here are links for QOC
. I'm sure there are others.
I always liked this image - clue sheet, map appearance, and texthttp://maprunner.co.uk/simon/iofcondescpage2.jpg
And there's an app for control descriptions (clues) - O-Symbols. Includes the symbol, what it looks like inside the circle, and a sketch of what it looks like in the terrain.