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Discussion: Route Choice Analysis

in: Orienteering; General

Dec 24, 2020 6:36 AM # 
WorldofO's Route to Christmas is a real treat. Does anyone know of other sites or resources for the same purpose? I'm talking about a technical analysis for route choices with explanations on "why taking this route is the better choice". Also, in a general point of view - is there any structured curriculum (can be a book, site, etc.) for guidelines in choosing the right route?

Thanks and Merry X-mas everyone!
Dec 24, 2020 8:39 AM # 
Terje Mathisen:
The last time this came up several web resources turned up, including some created by my brother Knut Wiig Mathisen when he was coaching 16-23 year olds.

Google translate can probably help but afair we did translate a few of the texts the last time?
Dec 24, 2020 12:40 PM # 
Three of the videos in OUSA's Techniques video series specifically deal with route choice. The full playlist can be found on our YouTube channel -

I'm sure route choice is also covered in the new online curriculum that went live this fall but I have not personally reviewed it yet. Access to this online content is a free benefit of OUSA membership.
Dec 24, 2020 1:04 PM # 
Lesson 5 (Processes) in Basic Orienteering.
Dec 24, 2020 11:49 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
If you haven't had the pleasure...Full Speed No Mistakes
Dec 27, 2020 6:41 PM # 
Wassili Burtzev discusses the topic in a scientific (mathematical) way in a small booklet. It is published in Russian and in an edition from 2011 in German (“Rätsel und Entdeckungen auf den Wegen des Orientierungsläufers - Elemente der Theorie des Orientierungslaufes“). In English, the title would be something like “Elements of the Theory of Orienteering“.
Dec 29, 2020 11:27 PM # 
Do you know by any chance where a copy of this book is available (in german)? I've searched the internet and couldn't find anything.
Many thanks.
Dec 30, 2020 8:06 PM # 
I bought this during an O-event in Germany from one of the O-shops. I'm not sure from which one. Maybe OL-Shop Conrad Just send him an e-mail and ask ... ;-)

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