The ONZ Mapping Committee is the body responsible for mapping standards across New Zealand. Our current convenor, Michael Wood, has announced that he is standing down so we are looking for new members to join the committee to help guide the development of the single most important part of our sport. Anyone interested in applying or with questions […]
A Paper on Paper (feedback appreciated) Michael Croxford A recent discussion between a group of mappers, event organisers and competitors in New Zealand regarding paper has produced some technical advice for clubs when considering which paper to use for events big and small. The main piece of advice is horses for courses. If you are […]
Member news & views S p o r t Notes from the GM View from the chair Nationals 2020 New Zealand Secondary School Team named Junior O camp What does a Convenor of Selectors do? Temu Rd quiz answer M a p p i n g Mapping committee Bulletin H i g h P e […]
Summary: We present a “lockdown project” – Cam de L’Isle’s “O-Map of New Zealand”. We discuss the powers and the limitations of Lidar data. We advise ongoing change to the sprint specification. And a Facebook group for NZ mappers. The first section is non-technical. If you’re not a mapper just read as far as you […]
GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to the August issue of Compass Point. Orienteering continues to try and function in difficult times. The escalation of Covid19 levels from the level one we were quickly used to has definitely made things more challenging. Tomorrow [Mon 31 Aug 2020] all of New Zealand will be at level 2 […]
Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will be a regular newsletter keeping you all informed about changes and advancements in the world of orienteering.
In this issue: View from the Chair; Club Spotlight – Hawkes Bay Orienteering; Vote 2020 – A call for ONZ Council Nominations; High Performance News; Mapping Update; Large events that are rapidly looming
The latest news update including: View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering – Robbie; High Performance Update – 2020 Trials dates; Camps update; Club Spotlight; Map Making Course;
Wellington Orienteering Club is hosting Nationals 2020 and so we are seeking expressions of interest for two new maps. Information on each of these maps is below. Scotts Ferry Extension (PDF 3.7MB) Osgiliath NW (PDF 752KB) Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah (email@example.com) otherwise we look forward to receiving your quotes by […]
News Updates for April 2019 – View from the Chair; 2019 AGM and Club Forum Notice; Annual Report 2018; High Performance Update; Have Your Say; In Other News.
Wellington Orienteering Club is seeking expressions of interest for remapping two areas that have not been used for competition in recent years.
Q+A with The Sprint Mapper, Planner, and Controller.
As part of preparations for the Queen’s Birthday orienteering festival, the Wellington Orienteering Club is seeking expressions of interest for remapping two areas that have not been used for competition in recent years.
Find out the latest in mapping, including case studies in the use of LIDAR, the new mapping specifications and converting old maps to the new mapping specifications. Friday 5 October 2018, No cost, Para Wirra National Park.
A Hawke’s Bay Orienteering club member, Amron has been drawing and constructing maps voluntarily for the past 10 years and for him, volunteers were essential for sport in the region.
in this issue: View from the Chair; AGM Notice – Confirmation of Venue, Date and Time; Event Liaison Update
NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; New Mapping Specification; ONZ Policy Updates;
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies- Round 2; Years 5-8 Orienteering Camp;
2018 Council Elections – Applications Open; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates;
In this edition – introduction of ISOM 2017 and the issues this creates for map management. Includes articles on the introduction of ISOM 2017 and conversions, overprint settings for colours in OCAD, good practice for symbol numbering and the introduction of a possible ISOM 2017 conversion tool.
The ONZ Mapping Committee have prepared two information summaries for NZ Orienteers and Mappers on the new ISOM2017 mapping specification changes.
Advice for NZ mappers regarding the changeover to the new IOF ISOM2017 mapping specification for standard orienteering events.
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies; New IOF Mapping Standards; Junior Orienteering Camp; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp; High Performance Update;
The first term of the ONZ Committee members are now up for renewal. Firstly, we are seeking applications for the Junior Development, MTBO and Rogaine committees.
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.
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ New Vacancies!; 2016 ONZ Award Recipients; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; New Mapping Standard; High Performance Update
View from the Chair; Notice of Annual General Meeting – Venue Details; ONZ Council Update; IOF Event Advisors Clinic – Reminder; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; High Performance Update
View from the Chair; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies – NEW!; Orienteering Australia Scholarship; IOF Commission Vacancies
Tom Reynolds appointed to IOF Medical Commission; High Performance Update & Squads; PAPO Year 5-8 Camp Invitation Reminder; World Masters Games;
includes: IOF Mapping Commission Vacancy; ONZ Mapping Wiki; LINZ seeks feedback on changes to maps; PAPO is seeking a sand dune mapper.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the price of its paper topographic maps as well as the way they are printed.
includes 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping; ONZ Mappers List; OCAD Tips and Traps; Topo Map Extents; Drawing Conventions; Mapping Requests;
View from the Chair; NZSS Team Announcement Date; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; High Performance Update;
2016 Junior & Regional Squad Camps; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates & Call for Volunteers; IOF Environment Commission;