Re: [MDOC] MDOC NSL Cup Final in Urmston on Tuesday 12th March Ian Watson 08 Mar 2019 09:38 UTC

At the moment, there are two Urmston events on the site, one with 'Prov'
at the end. I asume his is a test. Probably best to remove it to avoid
confusion.

Ian

On 07/03/2019 20:44, Grahame Crawshaw wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Peter and Jillyan are safely home from Portugal, and I have spoken to
> Peter today. He has provided further information on the app, and
> arrangements on the night below.
>
> *_The App_*
>
> We thought that it would be good fun to offer the use an orienteering
> App. There are a number on the scene. The one we chose is called MapRun
> and is produced by Peter Effeney (a very nice man) for FNE Enterprises -
> it's Australian, funded by their government - and nice and easy to use.
> The free app. is available for Android smartphones (4.2 and up) at
> Google Play and at the App Store for Apple iPhones (iOS 9.0 and up).
> After downloading the app, you need to input your name, age, and gender.
> Maps from countries all over the world are available through the app.
> Look for the UK folder and then Manchester. The Urmston Cup event is
> called MR Urmston Cup PXAS PZ ScoreV60 which is bit of a mouthful but
> the name informs the system of the type of` event it is.You will not be
> able to see the map until you have the PIN which will be available at
> the Pub next Tuesday
>
> Before the Event the Planner (me!) inputs the locations of the
> Start/Finish and Controls in terms of latitude and longitude. In that
> respect they are “virtual”. In practice the virtual sites chosen for
> Urmston coincide with real features such as green boxes and telephone
> poles although we have added the odd path junction.
>
> Ensure that your smartphone allows the App to access location services.
> The whole thing relies on GPS. The App uses the location services in the
> smartphone to “dib” each control. At the end of a run the data is loaded
> to the Server (at the press of a button) which calculates the points
> scored/penalties incurred and displays the Event Leader Board on the
> web. The route taken is also transferred to Routegadget, and Strava too
> if required.
>
> It’s not quite paperless. Every runner has a paper map.
>
> The App sounds good to us so we hope that you give it a try. On the
> night there will be a Help Desk manned by Virtual Veterans, but please
> find and download the free App before you come to Urmston.* If you have
> any problems in doing this please phone Peter or Jillyan on 0161 941
> 6931 or 07768 431478 for further help.*
>
>
> *_On the night arrangements_*
>
> We will be using the Roebuck’s function room, and there will be
> experienced MapRunners at a Help Desk to assist you. The pub has free
> wi-fi, but your usual 3G or 4G will do the download/upload stuff just as
> well.
>
> There will be printed control descriptions in strips (about 12 x 5 cm)
> similar in width and length to those used in conventional (as opposed to
> NSL) orienteering events. Standard holders will be ideal for carrying
> them around.
>
> You will be given the PIN on your way to the Start. The Starter will
> have the usual paper maps ready. When the App registers the Start and
> beeps you are given the map, and off you go!
>
> The App displays the map, but it is titchy. A paper map is best for
> running. The App also shows the time taken, the time remaining and the
> number of controls visited but you will probably want to take your watch
> too. You don’t have to carry your phone in your hand, it will work
> perfectly well in a bum-bag or pocket.
>
> The App recognises the Finish and ends your run when you come near it,
> so it is important that once you have started you do not come past the
> pub again until you want to finish.
>
> You must then upload your data to the MapRun Server (and to Strava too
> if you want to). The App will prompt you. Every result will be instantly
> available on a big screen in the function room.
>
>
> Remember that the gross scores will be fed into the Cup Final
> spreadsheet to determine the winner on the night, and the usual people
> will probably score the most points (but that doesn’t mean they will win
> the trophy!)
>
>
> .......and we haven't forgotten those people using conventional answer
> sheets!
>
>
>
>
> *2 reminders*
>
>
> *Don't forget to charge your smartphone before you arrive at the event
> on Tuesday*
>
> *
> *
>
> *Its not too late to join the fun - deadline for entries is 10pm on
> Friday 8th March.*
>
> *
> *
>
> *Enough*
>
> *
> *
>
> *Grahame*
>
>
>