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

Introductory
Duration: 6 hrs Cost: $95.00 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 dates:
Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | Ottawa, Ontario (exact location tbc)

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

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