Advanced Fieldwork

Advanced Fieldwork

Location: Calabogie, Ontario Date: Monday, August 12, 2024 Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time Length: 6 hrs Cost: $132

Course Description

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

Additional Information

This class will take place on the map used the previous days for the North American Orienteering Championships Middle and Long distance races which the instructor made in 2023-2024. In the morning participants will go on a map walk with the mapper and discuss the mapper's approach to the various topics listed above. After lunch, participants will visit a different section of the map and will practice fieldwork with the opportunity to get real-time feedback from the instructor. 

This class is part of Orienteering Canada's Learning Summit, on August 12-13 in Calabogie and Ottawa, Ontario. The Learning Summit also includes courses for officials and courses and an Intro to Fieldwork mapping class

Coming Prepared

We will be meeting at 9 am (Eastern time) at the far end of the main Calabogie Peaks parking lot.

This class is intended for mappers are comfortable mapping wilderness terrains and have at least a couple of projects' worth of experience. 

What to bring:

  • Fully changed Android device with bluetooth mouse or high-quality stylus with Open Orienteering Mapper loaded and ready to go. 
  • Lunch
  • Waterbottle
  • Good pair of shoes you are comfortable wearing in the woods for several hours

Participants should have previously participated in a Using Open Orienteering Mapper class or have previous experience mapping with Open Orienteering Mapper. Alternatively if you are comfortable using OCAD for fieldwork you may bring your setup to and work in OCAD in the field. Please note, however that the instructor will be using OOM and will provide the files set up for use in OOM. 

Participants will be provided map files in printed copy as well as Open Orienteering Mapper files. Note that files will not be provided more than 12 hours in advance due to the area being used for championship races the day before. 


Cost: $132 + tax

As this class is part of Orienteering Canada's Learning Summit, they are handling registration.  Note that the price listed on their website includes taxes and system fees.