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British Orienteering Mapping Webinar - Part 2 is all set for Tuesday 4 May, 19:30

Mapping Webinar – Part 2: An Introduction to Surveying and Creating Base Maps

Tuesday 4 May 2021, starting at 19:30 - 20:45. 

Have you registered yet?

This informative and free webinar session will provide introductions to setting up a map, from selecting the area to generating a base map as well as the basics of contours and georeferencing.  

The main content of this session will be introducing the various products and packages available for you for creating base maps.  For example Ben Mitchell (Swansea Bay Orienteering Club) will bring us an introduction to OCAD and Martin Hore (Suffolk Orienteering Club) will give us an overview of creating base maps using Open Orienteering Mapper / LiDAR and other sources.

John Moody (Cornwall Orienteering Club) and Simon Starkey (Leicestershire Orienteering Club) who have experience in using QGIS, a freeware geographical information system will also join us to provide some helpful examples of how this tool is useful for example for contour information, vegetation and small features.

Georeferencing older maps so they can be used for virtual orienteering as well as creation of georeferenced photos using SASPlanet examples will also be provided.

We look forward to welcoming you to another great and interesting mapping session.

To find out more and book your place on this second part of our mapping webinar series, please register your place here.


Missed Part 1 of this Mapping Webinar series?

Not to worry, the first of the two-part webinar series on Mapping - 'An Introduction to the Art and Science of Mapping.' can be viewed here.

You could even enjoy a refresh and watch again before tuning into the second part on Tuesday (4 May).