Information category: Technology


LiDAR data available

LiDAR coverage map 2015, Credit:Google Earth

Areas covered updated Oct 2015

Through an agreement with sportscotland (and the Scottish Government) there is now further availability of LiDAR data (Phase 2) for orienteering development purposes only.  This data set supplements the Phase 1 data which has been widely used by orienteering clubs in Scotland.

23rd Oct 15   Read more...


Orienteering using QR codes

iOrienteering marker

QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page.  You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera‚Äôs phone!  Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing. 
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.

04th May 15   Read more...


Start Clocks

Start clock display

The SOA has five sets of clocks that can be used at race starts or finish to show race time. These clocks are designed to be a “Turn on and Go” system for an event start. User guide updated 17th October 2016.

01st Apr 15   Read more...


Condes for course planning

Condes Screen shot

The Condes User Guide has been updated for use with version 9 of the Condes software, which offers several improvements in both functionality and interface.  Of particular interest to coaches and anyone planning unconventional events is the ability to do things to the underlying map - see section 17 of the User Guide.

29th Sep 14   Read more...


Electronic resources

SPORTident resources (Robin Strain) which have been revised in Autumn 2013 after the Glenmore Volunteers weekend

SPORTident UK

EMIT UK

20th Sep 13


Radio Controls for Orienteering

Osprey radio controls, Credit:GP Projects

Quick Guide for SOA Events
This is to give an idea of the principles of Radio Controls and commentary and provide some guidance and best practice for their use.

12th Jun 12   Read more...


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