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Discussion: Red line

in: PrueD; PrueD > 2016-08-07

Aug 7, 2016 8:27 AM # 
Have a look at Chris Naunton on class M2 for some almost perfect straight line running.
It was runners terrain today, unlike yesterday which was certainly not runners terrain.
Aug 7, 2016 9:20 AM # 
AMAZING! How much quicker was that straight line ! Love this tool (although it does remind me of some sort of fertilisation ritual - sorry).
Aug 7, 2016 12:17 PM # 
You really need to get that seen to...
Aug 7, 2016 12:23 PM # 
Funny how many of the control flags seem not to have been in the centre of the circle, according to the GPS tracks.
Aug 7, 2016 8:37 PM # 
Inappropriate comments from me aside, how did he stick to the line so accurately? What sort of compass does he use? It is almost as though he is holding onto a piece of string. And l agree that the line seems much quicker. His speed on the ups and downs is consistent too, not like some of the others who wobble about a bit. Impressive.
Aug 7, 2016 9:19 PM # 
Look up, not at your feet. Pick a point in the distance and run towards it. You don't need to look at your map or compass again until you get there.
Aug 7, 2016 9:43 PM # 
Jenny. Although the map is georeferenced via lidar, the livelox program relies on the coordinate projection systems available in the map storage facility of Eventor. That does not provide Australian coordinate systems. So Toph would have had to manually georeference the map. That would induce distortions against the GPS coordinates.
The map storage facility on Eventor is not well publicised. It allows clubs to store their maps in a georeferenced form. Maps can be viewed on a master map. Access can be controlled to club members. Programs such as Livelox can draw upon the maps, much as Beaten Track draws upon Google Maps. Some Swedish clubs have used it. I have uploaded a few old local maps as part of exploring it. I imagine the lack of Australian coordinate systems is because we have not purchased access. Something for the future to consider? In the meantime we in Bendigo are trying to develop our own map storage and versioning system to give club members on-line access. It will be rudimentary by comparison. I feel I am reinventing a square wheel when a round one would be much better.

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