Sunday, March 21, 2010

OpenOrienteeringMap: Create Your Own Orienteering Map

Long time readers wknow that I am a fan of orienteering, a sport that combines outdoor track and map reading. One of the most distinct things of the sport is the unique map that is required. Many times it is difficult to find a map for an area let alone pay for a set to play with.

Fortunately some minds managed to combine OpenStreetMap with Orienteering to create OpenOrienteeringMap (Hat tip: Map Room Blog) One can go to any place on the Earth and use either a street or pseudo-orienteering basemap and then add control points. While the more serious orienteering clubs already have their geographic supplies, this is one tool for us amateurs to enjoy when we play.

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