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  

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  

LiDAR data available

LiDAR coverage map, Credit:Colin Matheson

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  

Electronic resources

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



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  

Technology Workshop Tuesday 6 March

The SOA will be running a technology workshop/discussion forum on the evening of Tuesday 6 March, 2012.  This will be held at Ted Finch’s house starting at 1800 hrs;  if you need directions please contact Colin Matheson.  The aim of the session is to better understand the challenges of bringing together different technologies at major orienteering events.

06th Mar 12  

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