Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Learning to see detailsSome advice on learning to see details:
One of the biggest differences between the expert...and the novice is that the expert has spent years training to see details. The beginner must literally learn how to see them.
The challenge of seeing and interpreting details...is complex....A patient and deliberate approach and an absence of distractions. Active study, asking questions while observing, is important. Anything that promotes detailed study - such ask sketching or taking notes - is also very helpful.
The quote is from David Allen Sibley and is about birds. I thought it described an interesting parallel to orienteering.
I've been doing a bit of work on a sprint orienteering map. It doesn't take much time before you start "seeing" maps everywhere you look. Every tree starts to look like a green dot. Every sidewalk is a brown fill with a think black line edging. It is a bit weird.
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