Open Orienteering Map

Following an earlier post on the Postbox Map, David Alcock got in touch to tell me about the Open Orienteering map which he suggested readers of LivingGeography might be interested in.

The Open Orienteering Map is based on Open Source mapping.

David told me:

"The benefits of OOmap are a separate location description/tick off box, circles rather than ‘pins’, and also the ability to map ‘blue plaques’ instead or as well as postboxes – making it intriguing for local history tours too. OOmap comes courtesy of Ollie O’Brien of Datashine fame – this is worth another nudge in case any of your subscribers hadn’t come across it: DataShine: Census. He has a ‘buy me a coffee’ tab bottom right of OOmap.

And if you are putting this info out there, you may want to combine it with a nudge towards orienteering a link to British Orienteering’s guide to activities you can do locally, in your garden and even indoors. Also, permanent orienteering courses abound, and using an app called MapRunF, you can even often compare your times with other people: British Orienteering."

Thanks David.