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  1. 1. OpenOrienteeringMap Ollie O’Brien @oobr
  2. 2. Orienteering Wayfaring Competitive Official Types Foot-O MTB-O Ski-O Trail-O Rogaining Mountain Marathons Unofficial Types Canoe-O Radio-O Pub-O Cambridge City Race 2009- Photo by chris5aw
  3. 3. Orienteering Small sport in the UK Tiny sport in the US Massive in the Nordics Best guy in the world is French Thierry Gueorgiou Not to be confused with Thierry Gregorius Best woman in the world is Swiss City of London Race 2008- Photo by chris5aw
  4. 4. Foot-O Forests Moorland Dunes Urban Left: JOK Chasing Sprint leader Nick Barrable at the spectator control in Whippendell Woods, Watford. Right: Trail Challenge event in Bushy Park, London.
  5. 5. Penhale, Cornwall, UK © Cornwall Orienteering Club 2010
  6. 6. Street-O Informal evening training events in urban areas Low barrier to participation Typically one-hour race Controls with different points scores Black and white network maps UK London series Australia 200 events a year in Melbourne!
  7. 7. Typical Street-O Map Map produced by South London Orienteers and Wayfarers
  8. 8. Traditional Method OCAD or PowerPoint Tracing the London A-Z Tedious Manual updates MSc Project OSM data Updates from the community Quantum GIS Not set up by default for orienteering cartography
  9. 9. OpenOrienteeringMap OSM + PostGIS Web Mod_python Mapnik - PNGs OpenLayers – slippy map Printed Mapnik - PDF OpenLayers – map builder Cairo – adornments and controls
  10. 10. Screenshot
  11. 11. Two OOM Stylesheets Street-O “ISOM” for strokes and colours Mimics existing Street-O maps Pseud-O Mimics “real” ISOM orienteering maps Not to be used for a “proper” orienteering event Unless OpenStreetMap gets considerably more detailed Individual trees – which are already in OSM for certain parks Particularly in Germany
  12. 12. Setup Nice fast server running at UCL 12GB memory Not quite enough for complete world OSM load Zoom levels 12-17 only Level 15-16 represent typical orienteering scales Tiles and PDFs rendered on-demand mod_python Caching for the tiles Minutely updates from OSM About five-minute delay – normally Also deletes cached stale tiles
  13. 13. Minutely Updates Why? Because Potlatch is easier than a GIS for non-techies Fiddly to set up but satisfying once it’s working
  14. 14. OOM Street-O Event Twickenham Last Tuesday Club event Seventh in a series 50 people along Went well But, a few crucial missing links
  15. 15. Twickenham Event
  16. 16. Twickenham Event
  17. 17. Twickenham Event
  18. 18. Other users so far Training exercises Latvia U.S.
  19. 19. Example: Milton Keynes, U.K.
  20. 20. Example: San Fransisco, U.S.
  21. 21. Example: Runcorn, U.K.
  22. 22. Example: Karlsruhe, Germany
  23. 23. Wishlist Mapnik Vector icons Proper green circles for trees Hacked version of Mapnik out there Might be able to do something with Cairo Contours Most requested feature by users Can be done from SRTM – “good enough” for Street-O >350GB of vectors? “Real” orienteering maps generally use contours from photogrammetry
  24. 24. Real Orienteering Maps Not trying to produce these Another project on OSM – “IOFmapping” Forest runnability (runnable/slow run/walk/fight) Fallen trees Earth features, knolls Crossable/uncrossable/seasonal marshes More detailed than OS MasterMap Except building outlines
  25. 25. Cite de Carcassonne, France © FFCO 2009
  26. 26. Thanks Ollie O’Brien Twitter: @oobr OpenOrienteeringMaps, such as those featured in some images in this presentation, are derived from OpenStreetMap data, which is CC-By-SA OpenStreetMap and contributors.