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2015 and beyond

A recent publication from Glasgow City Council gives sports clubs advice on how to take advantage of the expected surge in interest in sport during and after the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  The lessons are of course highly relevant to orienteering clubs and WOC 2015, so we have produced a simpler document to meet this specific aim.

18th Jun 14 Read more...

WOC 2015 seeks Squad Training Co-ordinator

The WOC 2015 event team would like to appoint someone to the role of Squad Training Co-ordinator.  The main role of the Squad Training Co-ordinator is to organise training opportunities for national squads in the build-up to WOC 2015.  Although this is a voluntary role, an honorarium might be payable.

16th Jun 14 Read more...

Jamie Stevenson Trophy 2014

Congratulations to MAROC who held off the challenges of the rest of the Scottish clubs to retain the Jamie Stevenson Trophy. ECKO 2nd & ESOC 3rd.
Full results, RouteGadget, Winsplits etc. and organiser’s comments.

15th Jun 14 Read more... 1 comments

Colour Blindness in Orienteering

How many times have those of us who suffer from colour blindness stared at our map after the race and said “If only …..”: a different overprint had been used, a control number shifted a little bit onto a different background, the dark green on the map not quite so dark, etc

09th Jun 14 Read more... 1 comments

LiDAR data available

Which areas are covered

Extensive LiDAR data is now available under a licence agreement between Scottish Water, Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Ministers and SEPA and sportscotland and a licence agreement between sportscotland and the Scottish Orienteering Association.

06th Jun 14 Read more...

LiDAR Data Explained

What it means for orienteers

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is now a well-established technology capable of creating superb data for use in orienteering mapping. Lasers are fired in very rapid pulses, thousands of times a second, and essentially the processed data of millions of 3D co-ordinates can be joined up to form 3D models of the landscape.

06th Jun 14 Read more... 1 comments

Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Festival 2014 - Friday 6th June

Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge/Glasgow

Final details and Results are on the SSOA Website.

04th Jun 14

President’s medal 2014

Jess and James Tullie

Jessica and James Tullie (BASOC) are the 2014 recipients of the SOA President’s Medal. Jess received the Medal at the AGM on Saturday 24th May following an excellent day’s orienteering at the Scottish Orienteering Championships at Dalnamein.

02nd Jun 14 Read more... 1 comments

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