Following the Map of Maps 1 and 2 projects, I’ve been working on an unofficial, location aware database of UK orienteering maps. It is based on the official UK list, for which I have a script which grabs and parses 90% of the events there (it has trouble with the multi-day and really big events, so I add those manually.) I’ll be clearing and repopulating the database on a regular basis from BOF, so if there’s mistakes on any of the events added by “bof_reg_basic”, you’ll need to contact BOF, not me, for the data to be corrected.
Take a look yourself and leave feedback or ideas for improvement below.
It’s in beta at the moment and there are some bugs – events with special characters in their names are not parsed perfectly. Also, it doesn’t look too great in Internet Explorer – I recommend using Firefox for the full experience.
Acknowledgements to Luke for the regex and code for screen scraping the BOF page, Attackpoint for the idea for location-based information, phpcoord for the directioning code, Jibble for the UK postcode geocoding, Google for their Maps API and members of Nopesport forums for the inspiration.