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  • 18 Nov 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Webinar online


Date: Thursday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m. Central

Speakers: Peter Goodwin & Joseph Huberman

Presentation Title: Orienteering and the Use of Maps in the Field

Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

4:00pm Pacific / California Time

Orienteering and the Use of Maps in the Field

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Summary: Please join us for a unique presentation that will see two pioneers in orienteering share an overview of the sport, its growth in the United States, and the close relationship between orienteering and cartography. The first part of the meeting, led by Peter Goodwin, will include a brief history of the evolution of making maps for orienteering and then discuss the present-day method that involves the use of laser light to obtain data in order to make maps (LIDAR). Peter will also discuss what other information LIDAR can provide and how it's useful for orienteering and mapmaking. The second part of the presentation will have Joseph Huberman take us on a virtual race as he navigates through an orienteering course. During which he will explain course decisions, outline details from the map, and cover differences between LIDAR and ARD (Amateur Radio Direction Finding).

Biography: With over sixty years of combined experience and both current and former membership on the board of Orienteering USA, Peter Goodwin and Joseph Huberman are undisputed experts in the sport of orienteering. Peter was a high school science teacher for 35 years and has been making contour maps for nearly that long. As President of Orienteering USA in 2010, Peter played a crucial role in bringing the first Orienteering World Cup to the United States, in which the American women's team made an admirable showing. Joseph Huberman is the current Vice President of Club Services for Orienteering USA and has directed championships for both orienteering and ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding). He's also the current president of the Backwoods Orienteering Klub and owns a company dedicated to producing orienteering products called TrekLite, Inc. 

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