Orienteering is not an Olympic sport, it is however a grassroots activity which just happens to have a number of venues (some existing, some potential) close to the site of the 2012 London Olympics. As such, the sport of orienteering could benefit from any increase in interest in sports in this part of east London,… Continue reading Orienteering, Inspired by London 2012?
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
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
Photograph by Bossanostra.
Just noticed that there’s going to be a series of mini-mapping parties on summer evenings, around central London – the roads are traced, so it’s all about adding street names and POIs (Points of Interest.) Details. I can’t make the first one but am going to try and be at some of the others. Maybe,… Continue reading OSM London Summer Mapping Marathon
Here’s a mystery building for you – can you guess what it is? It’s in the City of London.
There was a feature on orienteering on the news this morning – I screengrabbed it, take a look:
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
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
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