Saturday, 9 January 2010


Last week my son and I set the course for the Tuesday night street orienteering (Western Melbourne Summer Series). We have done courses twice before but this time was extra challenging as my son drew up a new map (called "Maidstone") as well. Mapping uses special orienteering software (OCAD) as well as Melways (street guide book) templates and Google maps, plus some field work checking that reality matches the map! We had 119 people come along to do one of the four running or hour walking courses and the new map went over very well. The area is mostly residential with a number of parks and reserves and many tree lined streets. It is completely flat ... no contours to add to the map! Results, plus a lot of other information about orienteering, can be seen at

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