Courses

Courses

Want to learn how to make orienteering maps? We offer an ever-expanding catalogue of introductory and professional development style courses. Check out our calendar and catalogue below.

Can't find what you're looking for or want a specific course offered for your club? Email jeff@navigationsports.ca


Upcoming Offerings

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Zoom | 6:00 PM ET | 3/12 hrs | $215

Contour Drawing
(Day 1)

This 4x3 hour course teaches participants the fundamentals of one of the most complex aspects of drawing a good orienteering map: how to draw contours based on lidar data.

Details

Tags: Intermediate | practical

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Zoom | 6:00 PM ET | 3/12 hrs | $215

Contour Drawing
(Day 2)

This 4x3 hour course teaches participants the fundamentals of one of the most complex aspects of drawing a good orienteering map: how to draw contours based on lidar data.

Details

Tags: Intermediate | practical

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Zoom | 6:00 PM ET | 3/12 hrs | $215

Contour Drawing
(Day 3)

This 4x3 hour course teaches participants the fundamentals of one of the most complex aspects of drawing a good orienteering map: how to draw contours based on lidar data.

Details

Tags: Intermediate | practical

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Zoom | 6:00 PM ET | 3/12 hrs | $215

Contour Drawing
(Day 4)

This 4x3 hour course teaches participants the fundamentals of one of the most complex aspects of drawing a good orienteering map: how to draw contours based on lidar data.

Details

Tags: Intermediate | practical

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Course Catalogue

Introductory
Duration: 6 hrs Cost: $80.00 Level: Introductory
practical

This 6 hour module will teach participants the basics of fieldwork. This module has both classroom and field components.

In this module you will practice the following:

  • Preparing your project for fieldwork
  • Using the software and hardware for fieldwork
  • Making decisions in the field:
    • Generalisation
    • Classification of features
    • Locating features
  • Post-fieldwork drawing

Upcoming classes: There are no scheduled classes. If you would like to request a class, email jeff@navigationsports.ca

Introductory
Duration: 2.5 hrs Cost: $45.00 Level: Introductory
practical OOM

Just want to thank you for the workshop last night. I feel much more confident about maybe being able to make some local park maps.

Angela

This 2.5 hour online course is part 2 of Navigation Sports' introdction to Orienteering Mapping course. In it, you will learn how to use the Open Orienteering Mapper drawing tools. Participants will spend the majority of the class practicing using the software.

In this module you will practice the following:

  • Using basic drawing tools
  • Using shape manipulation tools
  • Tracing base material

Upcoming classes: There are no scheduled classes. If you would like to request a class, email jeff@navigationsports.ca

Intermediate
Duration: 12 hrs Cost: $215.00 Level: Intermediate
practical

This course takes place over four 3-hour sessions in the classroom. Each session covers a different aspect of drawing contours:

  • Bezier curves – learn the elusive tricks of drawing smoothly curved contours in the shape you want
  • Interpreting lidar base material – learn how to translate in your mind what you’re seeing on the screen to what the terrain will look like
  • What contours show – learn how to draw contours that show a balanced representation of different terrain elements such as high and low points, relative elevation, steepness, and shapes
  • Contours and the rest of the map – learn how to draw contours in harmony with other prominent features such as trails, lakes, and streams cliffs.

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | Zoom
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | Zoom
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | Zoom