Overview of MapRunners
“Run your own course - It’s fun, free and easy”
"It's like Pokemon Go without the monsters!"
MapRunners is a new format of running for fun and fitness.
It is a form of Orienteering that uses SmartPhones for
punching and timing, avoiding the need to put flags and SI units out on the course:
Events are published by organisers and can be selected from a menu in the App.
MapRun and MyOMaps are similar Apps with many common features. MapRun is the preferred App for use by participants in published event. MyOMaps offers other features for mappers and organisers.
Download the free MapRun App and give it a try.
Like us on Facebook: @mapruns
Setting up your own Event
To setup a SmartPhone Orienteering in your district, send an email to email@example.com. We will be happy to publish your event on system. Events can be PIN protected so that only the those people that you provide the 4-digit code to can open the event.
What we need to setup your event is:
- Map file: a KMZ file exported from OCAD
- Course file: an IOF-XML file from orienteering course-setting software, or a Google KML file from GoogleEarth or GoogleMaps.
For the details see: http://myomaps.weebly.com/maps-and-courses.html