13 August 2017

Rogaine route planning

Below is the link to a really good description of rogaine route planning by Thomas Reynolds - using a popular Rotorua map and showing good examples.
https://thomasreynolds.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/route-planning-in-rogaining/

08 August 2017

TOPEC event 13th Aug POSTPONED

Sorry  everyone, several things have conspired against us. The slip won't be cleared in time as there are overhanging trees that also need clearing, and the Council won't open the track until they get Engineer's clearance. Also there is a lot of rain forecast up until Sunday so the streams will be too dangerous. Unfortunately the courses can't be re-jigged to avoid the closed track and stream crossings at this late stage.
So we will postpone and advertise the new date shortly.

07 August 2017

TOPEC event 13th Aug possibly cancelled

We may have to cancel the event because of a slip between Meeting of the Waters carpark and TOPEC which is the only route choice for all courses. We will check the area later in the week and if the Council still has it taped off we will have to cancel. More rain is forecast.....
Check back here later in the week.

03 August 2017

Next Event TOPEC Sunday 13th August

3 courses by Jason, another of our keen juniors. Something to test beginners and experienced orienteers alike. Help available to new families and groups.

Starting from the Meeting of the Waters carpark (just before Hydro Rd and TOPEC if driving from New Plymouth). Starts between 12 noon and 1pm, course closes 2pm
Normal event fees apply

24 July 2017

Changes to mapping styles

The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get at an event. Sprints are covered by a different set of symbols.

Of particular note is the change for a water trough (to a blue asterisk) and a water tank (to a hollow blue square). Also, mappers may use a green dashed line for a vegetation boundary, or the original black dots, but not both on the same map. Other changes are more subtle.

Download “Changes to our Maps” as a printable information sheet (PDF 537KB)

Orienteering Taranaki does not have any changed maps at this stage, but those going to away events may come upon the changes.