MapLink-DIY Orienteering

This section replaces the current introduction on the DIY page.  

Welcome to Orienteering Victoria’s digital map library; the perfect way to exercise outdoors with a map near you, any time you like, to stay physically and mentally fit and healthy while other options are unavailable.

You’ll find links to hundreds of maps of all types, with new and previous courses and training sessions. Maps may be downloaded for printing, for individual exercise at any time of your choosing. There are no physical controls in place, and no maps of closed locations or private property where landowner permission has not been obtained.

If exercising on your own, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

Exercise Safely, Stay Local and Keep Your Distance

MapLink-DIY is intended to allow you to exercise NEAR HOME.  There are hundreds of previous courses to choose from, and a growing list of new park street courses, some of which are also available to use with Maprun.

,Note that most parks remain open for individual exercise only, following social distancing rules. However, facilities such as BBQs, playgrounds, toilets, viewing platforms, picnic tables etc, are probably CLOSED.  Check the websites for Parks Victoria and your local council before using a park based map.

Follow these simple but vital rules to keep yourself and others safe and healthy:

  • If you’re feeling unwell, stay home
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before leaving home and as soon as you return
  • Drive straight to the start; no stopping to fill the tank or visit the supermarket
  • Exercise by yourself or with your partner or family member who lives with you
  • No carpooling or meetup arrangements
  • Avoid contact with others.  Stay at least 2 metres away
  • Avoid touching surfaces such as fences, gates etc. There is no need to touch the object where the control is located
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

this section immediately follows the introduction

MAPLINK – DIY with new Park Street courses

MapLink will offer a library of Park Street maps with new courses, to print and use any time you like, then share your routes and times, stories and photos. Maps will be added as soon as they are received and ready.

  • Help Maplink grow – anyone is welcome to set a course on a map of their choice – see instructions below.
  • Share your results – use our Virtual PAS scoring system to tell everyone how you went.  Instructions below
  • Share your comments, routes, selfies etc on our MapLink Facebook page – be social but at a safe distance!

INSERT LINK HERE TO MAPLINK SHARED FOLDER/SUBFOLDERS (set up on One Drive, not yet public)

More About Maplink

Condensed/amended version of FAQs

Link to the master map, and the index of maps that is in the new Maplink library

Setting Courses

Add course setting invitation and instructions – Ed currently reviewing

Virtual PAS Scoring Instructions

Copy from Maplink page

Maprun

Copy from Maplink page. Add link to MaprunF Quickstart (tool that allows individuals to drop pins within the app, and create their own Maprun course)

DIY WITH PREVIOUS MAPS

Choose from hundreds of previous bush, park street, sprint and MTBO maps. Find a course near you, and print the map. to go for a walk, run or ride close to home.

Can’t find a map?  Just ask! Email [email protected] and we’ll point you in the right direction.

DIY LIBRARY page continues from here in its current form.

DIY Maps linked individually on this page will be gradually moved into shared folders in the Maplink/DIY One drive.

From parks and streets to bush and forest - there is an adventure for you.

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