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other orienteering events, skills, mapping, equipment, event organization, rules, miscellaneous

Orienteering Clubs and Associations:

Alberta Orienteering Association  Alberta‘s provincial association.
Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club The club for Calgary and area, including a schedule of events for the Calgary area. Canmore area orienteering.
Orienteering
Canada  Responsible for the development of the sport in Canada, includes links to the National Team blog, Facebook page and Twitter.

International Orienteering Federation Oversees the development and advancement of the sport on an international basis.  Eventor – IOF ID numbers
Orienteering USA Oversees the development and advancement of the sport in the United States. They have a great page with links to various sources of O’Gear.
Manitoba Orienteering Association
Orienteering Association of British ColumbiaVancouver club, SAGE/KamloopsKootenay/Cranbrook club
Yukon Orienteering Association

Orienteering Ontario
, Ottawa Area clubs

Orienteering Quebec

Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia

Orienteering New Brunswick
World of O
– news from orienteering around the world. Click on the Union Jack for news in English

Major orienteering events by other clubs, of interest to Edmonton orienteers. Most of these require pre-registration
National Events Calendar

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Skills Development:
Catching Features – a realistic game for practicing orienteering skills – run in the terrain, read the map (and, of course, get lost). Even the demo version is addictive!
Control Descriptions control description symbols from IOF as of Jan 1, 2004. Starting on page 16 there is a chart with the map symbol, a drawing of the feature, the control description symbol and text.A fun game to learn the control description symbols here.
A quiz game to learn the ISOM 2000 map symbols here

Attack Point compare splits, swap training ideas and track your fitness.
Route Gadget A program for competitors to draw in their routes and others to see how they ran! Includes hints on using the program. Canadian Events listing.
O GPS computer application for analyzing your route using speed, elevation and heart rate, from a Garmin GPS watch (using a file from Garmin Training Centre) and a picture of the map.

Mapping and Maps:
International Specifications for Orienteering Maps
(ISOM) for most orienteering maps
International Specifications for SPRINT Orienteering (ISSOM) for larger scale maps for sprint orienteering (1:4,000 and 1:5,000) and one mapper’s interpretation of it.
OCAD
Orienteering Computer Assisted Drafting software for mapping
Open source mapping program

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Event Organization:
Orienteering Canada Rules
SPORTident electronic timing system
Condes
– software for course planning, including a free demo version.
WinSplits – SPORTident results with split times are published on this page from orienteering events all over the world.  Go to the bottom of the table to narrow your search.
Route Gadget
. A program for competitors to draw in their routes and others to see how they ran! Includes hints on using the program. Canadian Events listing.
Control Descriptions control description symbols from IOF as of Jan 1, 2004 (skip to page 16 for illustrations of control descriptions). A fun game to learn the control description symbols here.

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Equipment:
Canadian Orienteering Store
aka ‘o-store’ – click on ‘for athletes’ for SPORTident electronic timing cards and thumb compasses. Also sells control flags, clothing, shoes etc.
Fast Trax (Edmonton) sells trail running shoes, athletic clothing
Scarborough Orienteering
(USA) includes SI cards and compasses

Go-Orienteering
(USA) includes SI cards and compasses

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Other:
Edmonton Sport Council
– The Edmonton Sport Council’s mission is to provide a plan for a well coordinated, participant-centred, sport delivery system in Edmonton, so that as many people as possible can enjoy these benefits, to enhance community life.

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