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Discussion: Iphone Orienteering

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Jun 19, 2017 9:39 PM # 
So Alan Young and I tried the Swedish O Companion app out in Harriman at the weekend and it was very interesting. We took a photo of the map in the car (not great quality) and then calibrated it with two points. We then set up some virtual o courses for training purposes. Was interested to see that the control turned blue and the phone beeps (just like a punch) when you are within the circle. Had some initial calibration issues which we had to fix by recalibrating from time to time. We suspect that it would be much better if we imported a georeferenced map. Wondering if others have been out there trying different apps. I also downloaded MyOMap but it was not intuitive enough for my liking - couldn't figure out how to upload maps - just to get things started. Anyone else have any other recommendations? I'm thinking of setting up a virtual event in Central Park as I hear that map might be georeferenced (greg b do you have such a thing?).
Jun 20, 2017 12:11 AM # 
Nice to hear about. I'll try some more of the O apps, and more recent versions. It's good to note that you weren't flummoxed by the inability to fold your phone (though with iPhone, I suppose I shouldn't assume), and that the fear of breaking your expensive phone on the rocks of Harriman didn't deter. (Before epunching, people posited all kinds of characteristics that epunching would have to meet, which Emit tried to. Then people realised they didn't need those characteristics, SI came out without them, thereby simplifying, and took over.)
Jun 22, 2017 9:36 PM # 
I have a huge amount of experience in a short time with an Android-only app called GPS Orienteering, $6 from Google Play. It's been, along with karttapullautin, the mainstay of my entire short and torrid love affair with orienteering.

When not buggered up by user error, it works perfectly.*

All courses on my baby club's RG have been run using GPSO, and I've turned a number of friends into similar fiends, sending me triumphant screen shots of their very first custom GPS courses.

Don't get me started. I'm utterly obsessed with the infinite possibilities this technology unveiled (imho.) Find me on Facebook and I'll add you to our group for pics and such.

Here is my RG and RG2, depending on your preference.

Happy to answer any specific questions, and I am not affiliated with the (very nice and responsive) developer.


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