Livelox is a web-based application for analysis of routes from orienteering races.
As an organizer of orienteering trainings or competitions, you can publish maps and courses to Livelox to let spectators follow the competitors in real time, and to let participants analyze their route choices post-race.
Now it’s possible to upload courses and maps from OCAD directly to Livelox.
The Corona Pandemic created the need to offer orienteering trainings which can be done individually and over a longer period of time.
In this blog we present 2 nice (and free) apps, which make orienteering courses available year round with no need for flags to mark the control points. Instead, the apps track your location via GPS from your smartphone and make a sound when you have found the control points.
The two apps we have tested are:
MapRunF, developed by a keen orienteer in Brisbane Australia.
To set up a new event, both apps require a map file and a course setting file. These can be easily created and exported with OCAD. Due to the use of GPS, it is important that the files are georeferenced correctly.
For a new map we recommend to start it with the New Map Wizard. In addition to the correct georeferencing, geodata can be imported directly. But also old maps can be georeferenced afterwards.
The georeferenced map file can then be loaded as background map in the course setting project. Now the courses can be set.
To upload maps and courses to MapRunF, you need to export…
In order to indicate the climbing for courses, many course setters invest a lot of time to manually add up the climbing along the optimal route. If a terrain model (DEM) is available, this can be done easier with OCAD. With the following workflow, which is also possible in the OCAD Course Setting Edition, the climbing can be calculated automatically to a certain extent:
2. In your course setting project, go to menu DEM > Open and open your terrain model (* _DTM.ocdDem). This file is generated during the LiDAR processing.
3. Now draw a line with the optimal route from start to finish. This has to be done for each course. Use any line symbol in the symbol box or create a new one.
4. Select one of these optimal routes and go to menu DEM > Create Profile. You will get a Total ascent value, which you can enter into Course Setting > Courses > Climb used.
In the Courses dialogue, there is also a Climb calculated value, which is just calculated automatically by adding the net ascent from each control to the next one. The value that is entered in Climb used will show up in the control description.
SPORTident Center is the results platform for orienteering events. Maps and courses created with OCAD can be imported directly into a new or existing event in SPORTident Center and are immediately available in the Orienteering App afterwards.
Have a look at the example of a small event yourself.
More about the Upload fom OCAD to SPORTident Center: