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Due to the Coronavirus, Rocky Mountain Map Society offers hybrid programming (a mix of in-person and online talks). Come join us in our new venue, History Colorado, AND on Zoom to learn about maps from the comfort of your own home!

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Orienteering and the Use of Maps in the Field
(Hosted by Chicago Map Society)














Date/Time: November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 PM CT (5:00 PM MT)

Topic: Two pioneers in orienteering will share an overview of the sport, its growth in the United States, and the close relationship between orienteering and cartography. The first part of the meeting, led by Peter Goodwin, will include a brief history of the evolution of making maps for orienteering and then discuss the present-day method that involves the use of laser light to obtain data in order to make maps (LIDAR). Peter will also discuss what other information LIDAR can provide and how it's useful for orienteering and mapmaking. The second part of the presentation will have Joseph Huberman take us on a virtual race as he navigates through an orienteering course. During which he will explain course decisions, outline details from the map, and cover differences between LIDAR and ARD (Amateur Radio Direction Finding).

Speakers: With over sixty years of combined experience and both current and former membership on the board of Orienteering USA, Peter Goodwin and Joseph Huberman are undisputed experts in the sport of orienteering. Peter was a high school science teacher for 35 years and has been making contour maps for nearly that long. As President of Orienteering USA in 2010, Peter played a crucial role in bringing the first Orienteering World Cup to the United States, in which the American women's team made an admirable showing. Joseph Huberman is the current Vice President of Club Services for Orienteering USA and has directed championships for both orienteering and ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding). He's also the current president of the Backwoods Orienteering Klub and owns a company dedicated to producing orienteering products called TrekLite, Inc. 

Meeting Place: Zoom
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Society for the History of Discoveries’ 2021 Virtual Conference  

Time: November 18-20,

Theme: Changing Tides: Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans on the Gulf Coas

Location: Zoom. Registration is FREE and open to the public (registration is required).

To view the full program and to register for the conference see the following link. 


Time: November 20, 2 PM MDT

Speaker: David Welch, Chair, Mapping and Marking Committee and past President, Oregon-California Trails Association

Topic: Finding the Oregon Trail Route to the Whitman Mission

Location: Zoom.  Please RSVP to Camille Bradford, bradford@usa.net for the Zoom link.

Hosted by the Oregon-California Trails Association.

Our friend John Docktor has a wonderful list of all upcoming map events, not just in the USA, but across the pond as well.

Please check it out!