Posts Tagged ‘Technical Article’

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“Forest Challenge” Orienteering Board Game

Alan Brown of Gloucester Orienteering Club has asked us to publicise this unusual board game, it may make a useful Christmas Present.                    Click on the following link for more information            O Game


VEGETATION AND ITS BOUNDARIES As we all know, vegetation comes in three different thicknesses. Pale Green is – Slow Run; Middle Green is – Walk; Dark Green is – Fight, or Impenetrable, or Impassable. Each description is normally preceded by the word “forest”. The ‘slow run’ and ‘walk’ colours may also be in stripes indicating […]

Traffic Lighting

Traffic Lighting Each leg of a course can be broken down to bite-size pieces. Too much information just leads to mistakes – make it easy on yourself. Decide what your attack point is. Work back from there using large obvious features. Now the green light is on. Amber is where you need to verify decisions. […]


The Perils Of Planning – One Person’s View If you ever get the opportunity to plan some Orienteering Courses grasp it with both hands. It is almost guaranteed to improve your navigation for future events. I recently planned our Gallopen at Cull-Peper’s Dish and this is a brief resume of how I went about it. […]


YOUR MAPS – Whence Commeth They When we talk about mapping I think we ought to break it down to separate operations. There is the Surveying part and the Cartography part. I won’t say too much about the cartography part as the usage of the well known OCAD system of computerized map production is a […]
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