Add maps

As an event organizer, when you work with your activity in Livelox you can use two types of maps:

  • Maps from the Swedish Orienteering Federation's map service Omaps
  • Maps uploaded directly in Livelox

Maps from Omaps

Maps can be uploaded as picture files in the Swedish Orienteering Federation's map database Omaps. When you have logged in Livelox you click onAdministrate-the link up high on the page and choose Maps. You are transferred over to Omaps in the inlogged mode. Click again on Administrate and choose Maps.

Note that the maps should be loaded in without any form or graphic elements such as map name, border, club logos or something similar. The course should not be in included in the map, and should instead be uploaded separately. By separating the map and the course the sam map can be used over and over again, and you use less time uploading maps.

Omaps requires that the maps that are loaded into the database system are georeferenced. Georeferenced means that the longitude and latitude for the map corners are known. Maps that are created in recent years are most likely georeferenced, by means of the basic map information that for example with laser curves which include georeference information. The reference system that is the most common for orienteering maps in Sweden is SWEREF 99 TM. Coordinates for flags that sit on the roof of Stockholm's castle i SWEREF 99 TM är N 6580486, E 674763. A unit is SWEREF 99 TM is equivalent to a meter in reality.

If you have a map that is not georeferenced you can reference it simply in conjunction with uploading it. You do this by marking two points in the uploaded map and the related two points in the satellite picture.

Maps that are loaded into Ompas can be shared with other services than Livelox. For every service it is possible to choose which resolution the maps should be shared with. For good quality, Livelox recommends that uploading of traditional maps is done with a resolution of 0.75 pixels per meter. That corresponds to 286 DPI (dots per inch) for a map in the scale of 1:15000. For sprint maps, we recommend 2.5 pixels per meter. That corresponds to 254 DPI for a map in the scale 1:4000. Keep in mind that a map in high resolution takes longer time to upload and slows the playback, so do not upload excessively high-resolution maps.

For information about exporting of picture files in the most common map drawing program OCAD and uploading of picture files to Omaps refer to the help page of Omaps.

Maps from Livelox

If the map is only going to be used for one activity in Livelox it can but uploaded directly to Livelox. This is convenient if the map is manipulated in some way, for example a curve image or corridor map that there is no point in inserting into Omaps. The map also needs to be georeferenced here, and if it is not it is already done, it can easily done by fitting it into a satellite image just like in Omaps. Image files for maps that are uploaded directly into Livelox are created in the same way as described on the help page for Omaps. Note that the course path should not be included in the map picture file, but should be uploaded separately. By separating the map and course, the same map can be used for all other classes in the activity, and start, controls and finish are aligned by their coordinates.

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