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Discussion: Rotating maps online

in: Orienteering; General

May 5, 2018 9:36 AM # 
Greig:
This is perhaps a slightly unusual question but hopefully someone has a solution.

It's sometimes nice to open a random map on route gadget or on a website and to plan routes for each leg. However I find it much more realistic to plan routes when I have the map rotated like in the real world. Does anyone know of a browser plugin or similar that allows a webpage to be rotated on the fly?

I know I could download the map image and open it in an image editing program and rotate it but that just seems way more hassle.

What I'd really like to be able to do is open the route gadget map and then just using the mouse rotate the map as I go from leg to leg.
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May 5, 2018 9:47 AM # 
Greig:
Well it seems I should have persevered with my search a bit longer. I've now found a browser plugin that will do what I want. If it helps anyone else then Chrome has a plugin "Page Rotator" that does a good enough job, the way the rotated page moves is a bit funny but it works well enough for what I need.
May 5, 2018 10:32 AM # 
gordhun:
One other way would be to convince your club to move from Route Gadget to Livelox.
Livelox has all the load and replay features of RouteGadget plus leg by leg rotatoin and replay.
PLUS it is built for live tracking of participating orienteers using their cell/ mobile phones and their built in gps tracking.
May 5, 2018 4:25 PM # 
MChub:
Thanks, Greig, very useful, though a bit awkward. I like to look at a couple of courses this way every day. Gordhun, this is not just for one's club's maps, there are a lot of maps linked to on worldofo, for example.
May 6, 2018 12:52 AM # 
Delyn:
View on phone / tablet or low tech, print the maps out. Not big hassle if you have printer and not concern making digital to physical object. Heard people do this and take along on road runs as training. If the idea is to make the planning realistic, simulating the physical exertion, visualizing the route and under stress from running as you are making the route decisions.
May 6, 2018 11:58 AM # 
jankoc:
I usually save the map jpg/image, and then open http://3drerun.worldofo.com/2d/courseplanning.php and drag the map over there. Takes some 10-15 seconds, but works well. As a bonus I can draw the routes and see differences in lengths. Probably still not as easy as you'd like it, but it works well for me. I could probably have made a way to make it even easier, but I haven't seen the need for it..
May 8, 2018 8:47 AM # 
Greig:
I didn't realise there was the course planning page on worldofo. It's a bit of work but a pretty usable solution.

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