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Discussion: maps for simulation

in: Orienteering; Training & Technique

Apr 15, 2008 8:52 AM # 
does anyone know of some website where we can find maps wit or withour courses, but *without* routes !
There are lots of blogs with scanned maps, but with routes ! so they cannot be used for simulation. I found some on tero's website and a few others here and there, but any good link ?

Apr 15, 2008 9:12 AM # 
Martin Dean is posting a lot of maps and courses from his trainings and competitions. He´s always posting two maps - one without routes and one with his own route.
Apr 15, 2008 11:13 AM # 
I post with and without routes here.
Apr 15, 2008 1:58 PM # 
There is a list of O-map web sites at

Olles map blog has quite a few

World of O has a map collection page

A few years ago (pre-internet) there was a guy with the biggest o-map collection - I think he was Swedish. He's probably got a web site, but I can't find it.
Apr 15, 2008 2:17 PM # 
Apr 15, 2008 2:34 PM # 
A few years ago (pre-internet) there was a guy with the biggest o-map collection

That may be Kjell Larsson you´re talking about - he has been around since the 60-ies and collected maps (in the paper version) of all kinds. I don´t know if he is still collecting maps - the ones I heard about must be coming of age by now - and I don´t know for sure but I don´t think he has a personal web page.
Apr 15, 2008 2:44 PM # 
This is something I have discussed and been willing to do for the past few years: create a website to store O maps in high quality (to be printed) as well as simulation exercises (which sometimes require special maps, not seen elsewhere).

Unfortunately lack of time and technical motivation (nothing very hard in such a website) have bogged for the same past few years.
Apr 15, 2008 3:32 PM # 
Route Gadget (link above given by Jagge) is great because you not only have a large variety of maps to look at, but the posted routes of a number of orienteers to compare to your chosen route.
Apr 16, 2008 8:10 AM # 
thanks everyone.
yeah routegadget is nice, but for desktop orienteering
only as it's not convenient for printing maps.
I'll browse through all that and get back with the best
ones I find.

Oct 17, 2008 7:13 PM # 
Thread revival:
I'm wondering if there is any ressource on the internet which provides some simulation exercises for orienteering. I mean not only map for simulation, but simulation like contour reading, feature memory, symbol memory, concentration exercise... There are plenty of them, and many clubs use them in France (as well as the french team). Unfortunately all the resources I know are in french.
Oct 18, 2008 1:33 PM # 
WHat is the link to the French simulations?
Are you looking for something like Catching Features?
Oct 19, 2008 5:48 AM # 
sprint maps in the Vancouver area, mostly without routes (200dpi GIF images):

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