- Orienteering Computer Games
Re: Orienteering Computer Games
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Catching Features is great fun, pretty
realistic (though you have to choose between viewing the map and seeing the
terrain, which is distracting – essentially, it’s map memory), and,
bonus, was created by a former junior member of QOC.
There are a couple other games –
links on the USOF homepage can get you to them. One is out of Australia & the other is by a guy in California (don’t know if there are more or not). I’ve tried one
of them, it was fine, but Catching Features is much better. And not too expensive J.
From: Jon Torrance
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 2:36
[Quantico_Orienteering_Club] Orienteering Computer Games
>--- "Jon Pifer"
>do you know happen to know of any home
exercises or computer games that >provide good mental practice/training for
There are myriad things one can do that qualify as
home exercises, most of which involve studying maps in one form or
another. I'll put in a plug for the club library, which contains many
back issues of ONA with maps and courses from A meets past, many with the
routes of top competitors marked, some also including detailed course
analyses. The library also has orienteering technique manuals.
Regarding computer games, I know there is at least
one such called Catching Features (http://www.catchingfeatures.com/)
which enjoys fairly good word of mouth on AttackPoint and Orienteering Online
(at least one world class orienteer has made reference to playing the game
while injured in an interview featured there). I don't know whether CF
has competitors and haven't tried it myself.
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