Video Mapping   2 comments

One of my projects this season is our annual Rogaine, to be held in March 2014 in the Ramot Menashe area. Part of the area (about 40 km2) was used for a rogaine in 2007, and I'm adding 25 km2 of new terrain – mostly open areas.
Rogaine mapping needs much less detail than regular orienteering maps, so I'm using a new technique that I call "Video Mapping": I run through the terrain with the aerial photo/base map and my headcam, and then I can view the film on the computer and draw the map based on what I've seen, with no need for any drawing while in the terrain. While running I can take notes by talking to myself, and if I find any point features the GPS track is accurate enough to pinpoint them.
I've covered almost 80 km of paths already, and more than half of the area to be mapped, and found some fascinating places – though unfortunately I won't be able to use all of them as controls in the rogaine. Yesterday I ran through a part of the map that overlaps an army training area, and can therefore be entered only on weekends. The highest part of the map is located there, with a fantastic view.

A derelict tank in the army training area

Posted 26/10/2013 by dchissick in Uncategorized

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  1. Noam writes:I intend to do the same in Adulam (for 2015).Can somebody recommend a cheap and simple mountain bike-mounted or helmet-mounted video camera?

  2. Noam writes:I intend to do the same in Adulam (for 2015).Can somebody recommend a cheap and simple mountain bike-mounted or helmet-mounted video camera?

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