IT & SPORTIDENT
The Information Technology Committee of Orienteering Australia enables sharing of information in the IT area between the states.
Minutes of the committee are available:
Other IT News
IT News June 2008.doc
This page enables sharing of information on SPORTident equipment and associated software.
A comprehensive set of guidelines on the use of SPORTident has been prepared by David Rosen (chair of the IOF Rules Commission) and is available here.
Australian Club Archive
A file of official Australian clubs, plus codes for State/Territory teams, Australian and New Zealand National teams, official New Zealand clubs, and nations affiliated with the IOF (including the New Zealand code), is available for download. This file has the approved format for clubs when using OE/MT/OS software – AustralianClubsNames20130602.xls
This version has Clubd IDs the same as in Eventor so entries can be imported without overwriting the clubs if you create your event with these clubs first.
The file also contains instructions on how to import to the Archive used with OE2010 and hence use for any event.
Stephan Kramer Sports Software:
- Basic OE User Guide.pdf – this is designed for use at enter on the day events (for OE 2010). Alternatively the full manual can be found here.
- The ACT User guides for OE 2010 (released in late 2010) software are on their Event Management page at http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-management/
- Converting Results files from OE2010 to OE2003 format for import in the OA Results System (see details below)
- Using MT for Australian Three Days – some notes on using MT 2003 software for the Australian Three Days (Coping with the Prologue, Start Draw, Importing Data). Note that Blocking described in this document is no longer an OA rule requirement, but this section is still in the document for reference.
- Notes on using the Archive Manager are available – ManagingtheArchiveManager2003.pdf
- Details on managing different Timing scenarios – How OE-MT Handles Time Taking.pdf
- Identifying DNS Runners from a Check Station – Identifying DNS Runners.pdf
- Using OS for a 2 person – 4 leg relay – OS Relay Software – 2 by 2 Relay.doc
- Import file for the relay – ENTRIES File – 2 person relay.xls
- Example Event file for a 2 * 2 relay (ZIP) – Example 2 Person Relay
- The following files are examples of imports for the single day event software (OE2003) and the multi-day event software (MT2003) with entries for multiple days. These are saved as Excel files, but should be renamed to csv files for the import into the event software.OE Import File Example.xlsMT Import File Example.xls
- The following files available for download are event templates for OE software. Both include all Australian Clubs as in the club file below. The contents can be unzipped to the OE2003 directory.OE 5 Year Age Classes – this zip file also has 10 year AS and B classes which can be modified as requiredOE 10 Year Age Classes – this zip file has selected AS and B classes
Converting OE2010 Results files to OE 2003 Format
The following has been provided by Norm Johnston of the ACT
A conversion program to process ACT results for the OACT web site. At this stage it will convert OE2010 single day results files to OE2003 format. It will do the normal results and splits files. The OE2010 files must be CSV and in the format recommended by the OA results instructions.
The file is called “OE Results Format” and is available as a zip file from the url below.
If you want to use it unzip it into a folder, there are about 10 files. The exe file is “OE Results format.exe” and it has been found that it works under XP, Vista and Win 7 but, if you have problems there are some other files in the folder that you may need to install. It has a Help file and there is a text file that shows how to get it to run it. N.B. it does not need any installation via Windows. It is easier if you create a shortcut to the exe file. There are some data files that are necessary but related to ACT venues and names, just ignore them.
It would be very simple to do the conversion in Excel via a macro except that you come up against the problem of the times getting mucked up when the csv file is saved, a problem that is well known.
Other Event Software
SportIdent UK also provides event software (Autodownload) which is used by Orienteering Tasmania, and extensively in Britain.
Australian Club Archive
A file of official Australian clubs, plus codes for State/Territory teams, Australian and New Zealand National teams, official New Zealand clubs, and nations affiliated with the IOF (including the New Zealand code), is available for download. This file has the approved format for clubs when using OE/MT/OS software – AustralianClubsNames20130601.xls. This version has Clubd IDs the same as in Eventor so entries can be imported without overwriting the clubs if you create your event with these clubs first.
Information on SPORTIdent products can be obtained from:
The SPORTident site for technical support and product details;
The Australian distributor, Colin Price of Aussie O Gear www.aussieogear.com Phone: 02 43845003 Mobile: 0415210339
Other distributors of SPORTident equipment such as SPORTident in UK, USA, and Sweden.
For information on common SPORTident problems see this http://sportident.ca/