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Organiser's checklist

for QOUAD mini-series 2019

An aide memoire for event nights.


Thu 21 Feb Read more…

Scoring formats

for MapRun

There are a few different formats that we use. The most complicated one to understand is the Blocks format, but those who have ran in our after dark events will already be familiar with the concept.

Sat 16 Feb Read more…

Open source maps

Produced in Open Orienteering Maps

"Open Orienteering Maps"

We use these maps when there is no bespoke OCAD map for an area- so every where except certain parts of Taunton. They are produced from open source mapping data. This article explains the difference in the specification of the two types of map used.

Sat 16 Feb Read more…

A competitor's view

of MapRun

Jenny West relives her first MapRun experience for the benefit of others new to the format.

Thu 14 Feb Read more…

Courses & Workshops

Safety training

Organising & event safety

A neighbouring club is putting the following courses on soon:

Organisers Level B course- 20 March, Ilsington, Devon (Devon OC)

Click on the link to learn more.

Fri 1 Feb Read more…

New rules

BOF Logo

for mapping & planning

Calling course planners... please be aware that BOF have issue updated rules new for 2019.

The majority of the changes also relate to mapping, in particular aligning with the relatively new mapping standard ISOM 2017.

Link to new rules

Wed 16 Jan Read more…

Using GPS

for planners & controllers

GPS devices are an excellent resource when updating maps and plotting where control locations are to be.

This article explains how to use:

- the club EtrexH GPS units to collect data during field survey work.

- free GPS software

Sat 5 Jan Read more…

Advice for volunteer mapping surveyors and planners

Here's a document with advice on using our GPS units for mapping surveying operations


view it here

Fri 4 Jan Read more…

QOFL planning timetable

The following timetable contains suggested latest possible deadlines for completing each of the main tasks in planning courses for a QOFL. Actual timings will vary from event to event, but ideally should be earlier.

Wed 5 Dec Read more…

Recommended guides

Graham Nilsen Guide Jpg

for planners

There's a variety of material for planners out there, some old, some new.

Choose which one suits you, depending on your level and your learning style.

Sat 1 Dec Read more…

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