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SSSI Sponsors the Australian Schools Championships

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The Surveying and Spatial Science Institute is sponsoring the Australian Schools Championships as part of the Australian Championship Carnival, and this sponsorship is likely to extend to future years. SSSI is the national body representing and supporting spatial science and surveying professionals across Australia. SSSI professional areas include Land Surveying, Spatial Information and Cartography, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Hydrography, Engineering and Mining Surveying, Women in Spatial and Young Professionals in Spatial and Surveying. They provide their members with the platform to support and maximise their skills knowledge and experience.

SSSI is running a Geospatial Information Competition that challenges students to identify an issue in their local area and use geospatial information and technologies to address it. For more details see www.geospatialscience.com.au/competition. Can our students use their orienteering background to address a spatial issue?  Geospatial information is the basis of all orienteering maps.

During the carnival a mapping workshop on Friday 5th Oct will discuss the new geospatial area of LIDAR data in orienteering mapping.

SSSI will give a presentation to the state schools teams during the carnival.

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2018 Australian Championships are almost here!

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With the carnival rapidly approaching, all the main tasks are now almost complete. All the maps are printed, and being sorted ready for each event. 

With 8 events in 9 days, the carnival offers the 900 individual compettors in the carnival , the most diverse terrain for recent Australian Championships. The carnival starts at 12 noon on Saturday 29th September with the Australian Middle Distance Championships at Crooked Straight. The carnival also includes the Australian Schools Championships, the details of the 3 events are in the carnival bulletin, so pelase come and support the schools teams.  Will the local SA team be able to beat the ACT, the winners in 2017?

The event bulletin is now published here.

The start lists are all published under each event on Eventor.

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Kuitpo Forest OY Event - Sunday September 9th

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Location - At Jack's Paddock, 11km SW of Meadows. 3km from Forestry SA HQ along Brookman Road.


Area is a mix of pine forest and native scrub. Generally undulating, easy running, and with many tracks. Ideal for beginners and families.

Please pay and register on Eventor to get a guaranteed map, a $1 discount, plus a free choccy frog.

Limited EOD is available on all courses. But no discount or frog at the finish.

For event details, course lengths, and location – see Eventor – entries close midnight Wednesday 5th September.

Direction signs from ‘Fingerboard Corner’, 2km West of Meadows.

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Club Relays at Moon Rocks - Preview

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SA Interclub Relays, Sunday August 26th, Moon Rocks

All orienteers are invited to come out and run around Moon Rocks between Tungkillo and Palmer on Sunday August 26th at the club relays hosted by the Southern Arrows, South Australia’s elite orienteering squad.

All you have to do is to form teams of 2 – only one member of the team has to be a current financial member of your club - and let your club secretary know who you want to run with. It’s also possible to form teams where nobody is a club member (enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) although then your team won’t count towards the interclub trophy.

As was done last year, we have removed any age limits and the choices are simply: men’s, women’s and mixed age classes on 4 different courses, which are approximately:

·         6km hard (split into 2 x 3.2km)

·         4.5km moderate/hard  (split into 2 x 2.3km)

·         4km moderate (split into 2 x 1.9km)

·         2km easy – each person runs once only

It’s lots of fun, and there will be prizes! For further information as it becomes available, go to: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6780

And from the last time the relays were at Moon Rocks:




SA Long Champs Review

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Long Champs at Mulga Valley

mulga sunset resizeThe Long Champs was held at Mulga Valley on Sunday 19th August.  For full results, badge splits, winsplits, splits browser and route gadget go to the Results Page.

Jeffa Lyon set the courses on the mallee map featuring complex erosion gullies and drainage systems and was ably assisted with legwork by John Lyon, Bob Smith, Gil Hollamby and Phil Hazell for course checking and control placement.

Eighty five people participated in the courses and there was lots of congregation around the prototype display stands being trialled at the event with live results.

OHOC also perfected their start procedures, having lots of practice in late starts with TT members who were helping, SA runners who didn’t make their start, and their own members who started after their official start times. Looking good for the nationals.

It was a “testing time” for many – with the prototype results stands (built by John Nieuwenhoven) being used for live results for the first time, and Aylwin Lim’s “cup return” also being used by those who took a drink after their run.P1000743

With the camping at Bri Glen, this was a wonderful opportunity to return to the bush, enjoy some quality orienteering and relish time with great orienteers for company.

Thanks to TT members for their assistance, and to OHOC and Peter Mayer (controller) for your efforts assisting.

by Erica Diment Organiser

Principal Sponsor

SA Office for Recreation and Sport


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