Orienteering Adventures with Android Smartphones
MyOMaps is a smart phone application offering new options
MyOMaps allows the orienteer to load a map and course
onto an Android smartphone and use it for navigating around a course without
the need of a paper map. The App also avoids the need for control flags / punch
units (or Sportident) to be placed in the field as the GPS device in the
smartphone will verify which control sites have been visited, and in what
order. The orienteer has the option of using a manual or automatic “punch” at each
control site. At the end of a course MyOMaps will display results including
splits, total time and a GPS route over the course map. Results can also be
downloaded for comparison to other results for the same course.
To learn about MyOMaps and or download MyOmaps visit smartphoneadventures (browse to this link in your Android to install
OSA has set up several course maps for use with MyOMaps:
Permanent orienteering courses
These course maps use the Permanent Course maps that are
available for free download (DIY Orienteering), hence can be printed as a paper
copy and taken on a course when using MyOMaps.
The courses will remain open indefinitely.
Belair National Park, Gums Oval, Cse 1 , 3.1km, Hard navigation
Temporary orienteering courses
These course maps are from the Twilight Summer Series
hence offer the opportunity to run a course if you missed the organised event. Other
courses may be added from time to time ie training runs.
These courses will remain open for a limited period only.
Colonel Light Gardens, Moderate, 4.0km,
street / park
View starting locations on Google Maps
Current results (Splitsbrowser)
Tips on using MyOMaps
If a single 'tap' on the Punch Button fails to record, check your position and or 'tap' again.
One way of holding and using a mobile phone and thumb compass.