Although Orienteering is a small sport in Australia, it is making use of the latest spatial technology to create the maps it needs for its international standard competitions.
Orienteering maps are highly detailed topographic datasets at relatively large scales (1:15 000 or more). These maps show a multitude of features for an athlete to interpret, identify and navigate at speed (running) through various types of terrain. In the past mapping terrain for Orienteering has been a labour of love for a few dedicated mapping enthusiasts using dated and inaccurate methodology, though more recently the mapping community has turned to LiDAR to speed up the mapping process and improve accuracy. Using various terrain visualisation techniques and automated feature extraction, LiDAR has made the creation of Orienteering Maps a much more automated process.
Time & room
3.30 pm–3.45 pm in City Room 2
Mr Tyson Hillyard
Date & venue
Friday, 25 October 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre