Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Oct)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event. (Mar-April)
Navigate around bush tracks and trails on your mountain bike. The BOSS series offers 75 minute score & line+score events. (Oct-Mar)


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Roads, Streets, etc.

Road and Street Symbols

Note: The road and street symbols represent the road and its associated verge/footpaths

Other Man Made Features

Man Made Feature Symbols

Natural Features

Natural Feature Symbols

Highlight Features

Highlight Symbols

A More Detailed Discussion

1. Open Ground  - fast   Open Ground 1

“Open ground” is any natural surface over which the competitor can run confidently. Typical examples would be ovals, parks and nature strips.


Open Ground 2        Open Ground 3

 The oval in this photo has been mapped as white on the relevant Street-O map. Even though there are trees around the two “small structures” (in this case picnic tables) on the map  it is still marked as “Open Ground - fast” since these trees won’t really hinder your running speed.

2. Vegetation - slow   Vegetation Slow 1

Vegetation Slow 2        Vegetation Slow 3

 The bushland area between residential areas shown in this photo has been mapped as “Vegetation - slow” on the relevant Street-O map. The mapper feels that the competitor would not be able to run unimpeded through this area. 

3. Vegetation - very slow Vegetation Very Slow 1
Vegetation Very Slow 2        Vegetation Very Slow 3

The vegetation in the area between the houses shown in this photo is such that the mapper feels that the competitor would have to slow to a walk and “push" their way through. Thus this area has been mapped as “Vegetation - very slow”.

4. Out of Bounds Out Of Bounds 1

An “Out of Bounds” area on a Street-O map indicates that the competitor is NOT allowed to enter this area. It is used for all residential areas but is also used for open areas that the public are NOT to enter, e.g. private paddocks, cemeteries, golf courses etc.

Out Of Bounds 2 Out Of Bounds 3Out Of Bounds 4

For example, at the red X on the Street-O map, on one side the Out of Bounds area are all private residences but on the other side the Out Of Bounds area is a private paddock. In either case, competitors are NOT allowed to enter these areas.

Sometimes it might be tempting to ignore the Out Of Bounds indication on the map and to enter/or cross such areas. Obviously, this is not in the spirit of the event but more importantly we want to be “good” citizens and not be a nuisance in the suburbs that we use. So, DON’T DO IT! And remember, with MapRun we can check the routes of the entire field in one quick-to-run animation where it will be obvious if anyone is cheating.

5. Laneways and Pedestrian Access Ways

The laneway symbol is used to represent access ways that are (potentially) used by vehicles but are not wide enough to be classified as a street. In most cases they are sealed, as shown in the photo on the left. However the access way shown in the photo on the right has also been mapped as a laneway.

Laneway SealedLaneway Unsealed

Access ways that are suitable only for pedestrians (or push bikes etc.) are mapped using the Pedestrian Access symbol. Again, these access ways may be sealed, (e.g. concrete footpath, a cycleway etc.) but could be just a grass passageway or similar. All of the access ways shown in photos below have been mapped as pedestrian access ways. 

Pedestrian Path 1Pedestrian Path 2Pedestrian Path 3