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May 16, 2016 1:07 PM # 
You sure put an impressive amount of time and effort into this event. It seemed like it was successful. Congratulations!
May 16, 2016 1:52 PM # 
Yeah it was a really great event to watch from home. Probably the best TV production I have seen at an O-event, really good GPS graphics, the running camera people were great, and very high resolution on the feed. Thanks!
May 16, 2016 9:54 PM # 
All the GPS development was done by Jan Kocbach (World of O) and Pekka Varis (gpsseuranta) and their job is really excellent. I´m just lucky to have been a small part of this event. It was certainly interesting to get a look behind the scenes.

The whole web-TV production was impressive - even I could feel that - and very professional with a lot of skilled people in the drivers seat.
May 18, 2016 12:57 PM # 
As someone interested in competitor safety, I would be interested in hearing more about how the Lundanes incident was handled. I can see how GPS could provide an immediate indication that someone was in trouble, either by stopping or, in Lundanes case, by stopping and then moving slowly toward the nearest road. Was that what alerted the officials? Was an ambulance crew dispatched to the road? Or was he picked up by someone else and brought to the HQ?
May 18, 2016 5:01 PM # 
Safety/Medical help was well organized, but as you say we were primarily alerted by his non-moving GPS dot. He could walk on his own down to the road maybe 200 m - so he was lucky that he wasn´t further out in the wilderness.
There was actually a manned water control at the road with officials present so he got whatever assistance they could give until our medical staff arrived in a car we sent out (no ambulance). He was in such pain that they didn´t move him from the car where he was waiting and then driven to the ER at the nearby hospital (less than a km from Lugnet).

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