Category Archives: NavNight

NavNight 29/2/2012

The bulk of this weeks session was taken up with introducing using compasses to orientate the map.  We used the Go4O session Number 6 for this.

After spending some time introducing how to align the map with the compass and how to take a bearing, people started doing the exercises.  Read more

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NavNight 1/2/2012

This week we spent the whole time mapping, planning and running a course.

Using a simple 5×6 grid, laid out with large cones, containing a number of intersecting lines, made up of small cones, they were asked to draw the map to scale.  Read more

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Cloosterman’s ZigZag 3 for Autodownload

I wanted to use SI units and Autodownload with the Cloostermans ZigZag 3 exercises.  Our SI Boxes were numbered 201 upwards.

So, I’ve created a new Master Map, with the SI numbers instead of those on the original.  You can download this here. Read more

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NavNight 25/1/2012

Main block tonight was the Go4O Section 3 exercises.  We used Autodownload and dibbers, with live results, to make it a little more interesting.

The second block went back to the high knee drills and symbol matching relays.

Good evening, with a couple of newcomers. Read more

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Grid References and Post Codes

There is a useful website that helps convert Grid References to Postcodes.  See www.gridreferencefinder.com to go from Post Code to Grid Reference, and to a certain extent Grid Reference to Post Code.  Also useful for Latitude and Longitude.

There are facilities that give you Grid Reference direct from Streetmap.co.uk.  Read more

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NavNight 18/1/2012

Revisited the Harvey Map Cones exercise.  People got better at doing this and were able to recognise the different features better.  Adam suggested that we should do that with O symbols and IOF Descriptions for UVHS.

Introduced the High Knee running drill and then did a relay doing some exercises and map jigsaws. Read more

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NavNight 11/1/2012

This week we started by revisiting the table top mapping.  I asked them to do a similar task to last week, but to use symbols and keys more.  Then I asked them to introduce height into their table top constructions.  The height gave me a chance to talk about the difficulty of mapping height and interpreting contour details. Read more

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NavNight 4/1/2012

A New Year and NavNight starts again.

This week we did some table top mapping.  In teams, they were asked to make a pattern with any found objects, map them, clear them off and find another team to put them back.  Read more

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NavNight 7/12/11

Last NavNight this year as the venue is booked for next week.

Started by revisiting the Grid References work.  First by using the cones grid, then by getting people to find their houses on the OS maps of the area.  They had been asked to look up their houses and find their Grid References as home work.  Read more

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NavNight 30/11/11

Revisited the line features exercises, with the more complex cones/lines maps.

Then we introduced Grid References by using a simple grid of cones in a large square.  Each person was given a coordinate to stand at, then they were checked when everyone was in the right place.  Read more

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