Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A New ToyI built a little toy, a way to collect information about different orienteering maps.
You can take a look at my omaps web page. Click on one of the little pointers and get some information about a specific orienteering map.
For each map (so far I've only put four on the page), you can get a few notes based on my experiences on the map, directions to the map, and an image or two of a part of the map. You can even add comments about each map.
I'll probably add a few more maps over the next few days. The "basemap" includes the whole world, so I might even add some maps from other countries.
I think it is pretty slick.
I can imagine building a bigger database of maps. It would, for example, be pretty simple to put out a map and ask clubs all over the country to locate and provide information about their maps. That'd be interesting and might even be useful.
Well, it was working an hour ago. It looks like the host site is down. Check it again later. Sorry about that.
It is back up (as of Thursday morning CST). posted by Michael | 8:40 PM
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