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

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Zoom | 11:00 AM ET | 2.5 hrs | $60

Starting a map project

This 2.5 hour online module will teach participants what you need to know to set up your first mapping project to modern mapping standards.

Details

Tags: Introductory | practical | theoretical

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Zoom | 11:00 AM ET | 2.5 hrs | $60

Using Open Orienteering Mapper

In this course, you will learn how to use the Open Orienteering Mapper drawing tools. Participants will spend the majority of the class practicing using the software.

Details

Tags: Introductory | OOM | practical

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Zoom | 11:00 AM ET | 2.5 hrs | $60

Laying Out Your Map

In this tutorial style course you will practice adding new colours and symbols in the mapping software while adding key map elements to prepare your map for printing.

Details

Tags: Introductory | practical

Monday, August 12, 2024

Calabogie, Ontario | 9:00 AM ET | 6 hrs | $132

Advanced Fieldwork

This 6 hour outdoor class will show participants some tips and strategies to use when doing fieldwork in large areas of forest/wilderness terrain.

Details

Tags: Advanced

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario (exact location tbc) | 9:00 AM ET | 6 hrs | $126

Introduction to Fieldwork

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

Details

Tags: Introductory | practical

*Times shown are in your local time.


Course Catalogue

Advanced
Duration: 6 hrs Cost: $120.00 Level: Advanced

This 6 hour outdoor class will show participants some timps and strategies to use when doing fieldwork in large areas of forest/wilderness.

In this class you will learn about the following:

  • Managing fieldwork
  • Reading the lidar
  • Minimum areas and gaps
  • Classification of objects
  • Concepts of priority and prominence
  • Correcting contours in the field

Upcoming dates:
Monday, August 12, 2024 | Calabogie, Ontario

Introductory
Duration: 2.5 hrs Cost: $60.00 Level: Introductory
practical

This 2.5 hour online course is part 4 of Navigation Sports' Introduction to Orienteering Mapping course. In it, you will practice adding new colours and symbols in the mapping software while adding key map elements to prepare your map for printing.

This module is set-up as a tutorial-style practice. Participants will also be provided with a take-away reference to use in future projects.

* Instances of this course will use either OCAD or OOM.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, July 6, 2024 | Zoom

Introductory
Duration: 2.5 hrs Cost: $60.00 Level: Introductory
practical OCAD

This 2.5 hour online course is part 2 of Navigation Sports' Introduction to Orienteering Mapping course. In it, you will learn how to use OCAD's 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