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Tweet Friday 16th April 2021

Free Live Mapping Webinars - Part 1: All set for Tuesday 20 April, 7.30pm.

If you want to whet your appetite for all things orienteering mapping, ask questions to our experienced mappers or indeed help us share knowledge then please do join us and register for these free live webinars. All attendees will also be sent follow up useful resources, guidance and documents to help them continue to learn following the introductions provided in these sessions.

Mapping Webinar – Part 1:

Tuesday 20 April 2021, starts 19:30 - 20:45.

For beginner mappers, would be mappers or those just looking to understand a bit more about how our maps are made, why not join us for a 2 part webinar series introducing some on the concepts and principles of Orienteering Mapping. Packed with experienced presenters, knowledgeable panellists and outlining some of the basics to mapping please find more information and the booking links below.

Aimed at beginner mappers and those interested in learning about mapping we will bring you some background basics to orienteering mapping including what makes a good orienteering map, symbol key and mapping specs and how to understand the differences between mappable features which can be regarded as fixed (e.g. roads, buildings and anything visible to satellite imagery) and the more subjective aspects (e.g. vegetation and complex land forms).

A practical demonstration of the methodology of updating/improving an existing map will also be provided.

Martin Bagness (WAROC) will join us to present content and we will also be joined by other experienced mapper panellists including
Rod Postlethwaite (WRE), Terry Smith (SOC) and David Olivant (NOC) ready and waiting to answer any questions so if you would like to learn more or get a feel for some of the concepts involved in mapping then this is the webinar for you.

This definitely sounds like a webinar not to be missed.  

British Orienteering look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to learn and discuss key mapping skills. 

Interested?  Register here.  


Mapping Webinar – Part 2: An introduction to surveying and creating base maps

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

This again informative and free webinar 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 (SBOC) will bring us an introduction to OCAD and Martin Hore (SUFFOC) will give us an overview of creating base maps using Open Orienteering Mapper / LiDAR and other sources.

John Moody (Kerno) and Simon Starkey (LEI) 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.

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

Have you registered yet? 

British Orienteering looks forward to receiving your registerations for both of these webinars and to seeing you there!