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Maprun orienteering app

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Sep 2019
4:20pm, 3 Sep 2019
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Discovered this last night thanks to a club member who organised an informal urban orienteering event as one of our regular club runs. I think other people here may be interested as it seems like a really great system.

Maprun is a smartphone app that automatically acts as control puncher/scorer/timer via the phone's GPS and a digital map. We also used a paper copy of the map with the phone kept in a pocket bleeping when it reached a control. There is nothing on the ground at all, the control points are entirely virtual and the course is live at all times so if anyone is close to Settle they can have a go and see what they think of it. A huge advantage over having to set up courses and then collect the controls afterwards, with problems of lost (stolen) and misplaced equipment etc. The Settle event is timed at 50 mins, about 10km would clear it though the event type is one where you just visit as many controls as you like in any order so all abilities can take part.

I think some UK orienteering clubs have used it quite extensively and have set up lots of courses in their local areas.

Sep 2019
7:24pm, 3 Sep 2019
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Oh, don't do orienteering, but this sounds like it could be good for Fetchpoint.
Sep 2019
8:17pm, 3 Sep 2019
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wow - that sounds really clever¬

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