Maprun - Orienteering app

The “MapRun” orienteering app allows you to set up and take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using your smartphone. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will automatically beep when you reach the correct location of each control (nothing marking it on the ground). At the end of the course your results and split times can be saved into a results table alongside others who have run the course.

The MapRun app is available for both iphone and android and can be downloaded for free from your phone’s app store. Once you have the app on your phone you can enter your details (name etc.) and then select an event to run. Go to the “MR UK” folder and then “MR Scotland”. Select the file “Baljaffray Med” and it will download the map and course to local storage on your phone (maybe a good plan to do this at home where you have wifi). When you are ready to run, select “Go to start”. Click on “Start the gps” then go to the start point shown on the map and your phone will beep to tell you that it has found the start and the clock has started ticking.

At the moment CLYDE have only one course to test the app. It is based on the Baljaffray Shopping Centre.

The course is a standard linear course. Your phone should beep once you reach each control point. Sometimes you may need to slow down and stop for a couple of seconds, or move a few paces until it registers. Once you’ve finished running, go to the Finish (same place as the Start). The phone will beep again and after that you should be able to save your results and also upload your trace to Strava if you have an account.

Because of the way the app works, some of the control points on the screen version of the map are not perfectly centred on the mapped feature where the control is. These have been adjusted in a .pdf version that you can print out and run with using the paper map in the traditional way. This is recommended for several reasons: it will use less phone battery; it will allow you to store your phone away in a pocket as you run; the control points will be more accurately centred on the mapped feature. The pdf file is here.

If you plan to use your phone screen to navigate with, then make sure your phone has plenty of battery juice, especially if it’s cold!

Many thanks to Sarah Dunn for lots of help in setting this up. There are more courses available on the MAROC website

Downloadable Documents

Baljaffray Medium Course Map

Photo of authorPosted on 03rd Jul 19
by Dave Robertson

 

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