Trail Challenge

Last Tuesday was the first Trail Challenge of 2008, organised by SLOW, in Bushy Park, one of London’s Royal Parks. I volunteered to be course planner, to get some planning and organisational experience ahead of a couple of races I will hopefully be putting on later this year. This meant I didn’t get to run,… Continue reading Trail Challenge

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Spring

Oops, I forgot that my Twitter account posted all my updates on this blog – hence all the recent posts aren’t very substantive. Just a quick update on the City of London orienteering map work. Here’s the progress so far: View Larger Map The grey areas are the remaining bits, I’m hoping to get them… Continue reading Spring

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Photograph by Bossanostra.

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Mystery Building

Here’s a mystery building for you – can you guess what it is? It’s in the City of London.

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Orienteering on the News

There was a feature on orienteering on the news this morning – I screengrabbed it, take a look:

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Google Maps API – Terrain Maps

Google has added Terrain Maps – physical maps with relief shading based on a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) – to the Google Maps API, and they look beautiful. I’ve set them as the default map displayed on my Fixtures Map, because they are clear and uncluttered, while at the same time giving a good indication… Continue reading Google Maps API – Terrain Maps

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Name That Building

Here’s a building – actually two, the main one is on the left – as seen on an orienteering map. Dark grey = building, Light grey = canopy. Hint 1: In the City of London. Hint 2: Very tall building. Hint 3: Very new. Hint 4: Very cool. Hint 5: Overlooking a cartographer’s nightmare. What… Continue reading Name That Building

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50 New Extracts

I’ve added 50 new extracts (based on Routegadget scans) – mainly for clubs in Scotland and the South-East of England. This brings the total number of extracts to more than 160, or around 7% of the total. Additionally, on the Map of Maps, the flags representing maps with extracts are now shown with a yellow… Continue reading 50 New Extracts

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