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Orienteering Pathways for Juniors and Adults

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The team at Orienteering SA, in particular Bridget Anderson assisted by Leila Henderson, have been working hard making clear and concise pathway promotional posters to use for new and current orienteering members.  We have made two posters focusing on youth members 0-18 and for adults as there are different pathways for each group.

We are hoping everyone can use these posters to help them understand where they can go with their orienteering.

For juniors their orienteering journey may begin with their families who are orienteers or through school and after school orienteering programs.  For activities to improve their orienteering skills and move to more advanced orienteering, they can participate in the Southern Darts (7- 12 years) or Junior Arrows (12-17) training activities. From here the more competitive may become part of the state schools team, or the Southern Arrows team (juniors 17 -20 and seniors) competing in National Orienteering League events.

2022 02 23 OSA Pathways Posters Child For Web 

However many may follow the same pathway as adults, by participating in local urban events, joining a club and depending on their level of activity, attend state bush events or in some cases interstate events. However the more recreational orienteers may participate in orienteering as a social activity, attending events with their friends and families, and other club members.

OSA Pathways Posters Adult For Web

So both juniors and adults can choose the pathway that suits them, and take a more competitive or more social approach to their orienteering.  Whatever the pathway, orienteering is a “Sport For Life” as all ages can participate at the same time in programmed events.

Adelaide Parklands Mapping

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The new Light’s Vision map used for the Twilight Series event on Friday 21st January, is the final map sector that completes the Adelaide Park Lands Project. This project has upgrade previous disconnected parklands maps to the Sprint Mapping Specification. The project started back in 2016 when our first Coach in Residence, Stefano Raus, mapped Veale Gardens in the South Parklands. Since then a number of mappers have contributed to the project – Manu Jurado, Oliver Williams, Max Grivell, Angus Haines, Dante Afnan and Adrian Uppill (who also coordinated the project).

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The Light’s Vision map uses some new sprint mapping symbols (will be published soon in a new Sprint Mapping Specification) used to better define two level areas.  Initially two level areas were largely shown in paved areas with a brown stripe for the upper level.  Now additional stripes are used depending on the nature of the levels. In this map the main roads are shown with cross hatch to indicate they were “Forbidden to Cross” for the extent of the cross hatch. A purple diagonal stripe is used where the underpasses are permitted to be used, but the upper level is not.

Another new symbol is the line of small triangles – to show where you can access the lower level, but you cannot leave the upper level.  The line of small black squares is an existing Sprint map symbol which shows access under a top level which may be a road or building for example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights Vision Course Setting MAP NOTESThe example belwow shows the line of small triangle symbols as an entrance to a two level area.

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