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Taped routes

Posted by Dennis Hooton 
Taped routes
January 21, 2004 12:00AM
I have a taped route between controls. I have added 'follow taped route to the next control' to the first control (addtional text) so that it appears on the description sheet. However, on another course the same control is used for a different leg and unfortunately the 'addtional text' appears unwantedly. Can this be avoided?

Finn Arildsen
Re: Taped routes
January 21, 2004 12:06AM
Yes. From version 7.4.2 you can specify for a leg that it should be marked, and this will be reflected automatically in the control descriptions.

Double click on the leg line, and tick the box "Follow streamers on this leg".

If, instead, you wish to mark only part of the leg, you need to insert an "end of marked route" object at the point on the map where you want the marked route to end. (There is a tool in the toolbar on the right that lets you create such "end of marked route" object)
Then insert this object in the appropriate leg on the course.
Re: Taped routes
March 24, 2004 09:36PM
Hello Finn
I would need the opposite: to have first an open leg to a point wehere the taped route starts, i.e. a full line, then the dashed lined and the full line again. Example: the control is some 200 m in the forest, the way to the marked routed over the open field is free orienteering and after crossing the field its free again. But i do not want to place a control at the very beginning of the taped route.
Is thi possible somehow today?
Finn Arildsen
Re: Taped routes
April 01, 2004 10:24PM

Hi Marcel

My proposed solution is to put a mandatory crossing where you want to start the marked route, then end the marked route with an "End of marked route" point.

1) Create a mandatory crossing symbol and an End of Marked Route "symbol". There are tools in the right hand toolbar for either of these symbols.

2) Insert these two newly created symbol into the course just as you would insert a control.

3) The leg between the mandatory crossing symbol and the End of Marked Route symbol will now be dashed, and you can bend it by inserting points as necessary.


Re: Taped routes
April 27, 2017 12:38PM
I have a similar requirement where a relay has a final loop with the last control before returning to the change over in the forest. Then a taped route (finish chute) for the last 100 metres. I tried the above solution and it does give the solid line from the last control in the forest to then a dashed line to the finish. I made the marked crossing symbol to be white so it does not appear. However there is a gap between the end of the navigation portion (solid line) and the marked portion (dashed line) of the leg that is 60 metres (control symbol diameter).

Is there a way to achieve the solid line out of the last control with dashed line into the finish?
Finn Arildsen
Re: Taped routes
April 27, 2017 02:24PM
I suppose the gap between the solid line and the dashed line is to avoid covering the crossing point symbol.

Currently, there isn't really a means to create a solid line followed by a dashed line. Normally, a marked route needs to start at a control point or at a crossing point. For me to understand the setup, perhaps you could explain why it doesn't do that in this case :-)

Re: Taped routes
May 01, 2017 07:18AM
Thank you Finn. What we are planning is a number of last controls for a relay in the forest. Competitors will navigate from this towards the finish chute where they will tag the next runner. As the finish chute will have tapes on both sides it should be marked as dashed line. However as the route from the last control will require navigating and will not be marked it should be solid line.

I think you are correct that the point where the taped route starts is technically a crossing point though in the terrain it will be taped wings each side directing finishing runners to the chute.

We can utilise current functionality to get an acceptable result. Perhaps it does not matter if there is a marked crossing symbol, just I have not seen this before.
Finn Arildsen
Re: Taped routes
May 01, 2017 08:08AM
You are right.

I haven't really considered this variation before.

When the setup is to navigate to the finish funnel, then there is a navigation part of the last leg. I suppose in most cases the funnel is short enough that you navigate towards the finish, then are "caught" by the funnel.

Clearly, there shouldn't be a crossing point symbol at the start of the funnel. I think I would simply use a solid line for the leg.

I'll consider if it is possible to handle this better in the future.

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