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Discussion: ISOM 201X

in: Magic; Magic > 2015-12-29

Dec 30, 2015 4:09 AM # 
Hey Marcus
Have you made any comments so far to the powers that be about the new ISOM?
Many features to be now mapped for "Forbidden" or not; with no reference as to their prominence in the terrain; the new Forbidden symbols replace the old difficult/impassable symbols, leaving no good options for, say, a big passable cliff, fence or wall; control circles to be reduced in size for 1:15000 and increased in size for 1:10000 (meaning very hard to describe features in any rocky terrain will have to be left out of courses); many area symbols to be denser, obscuring details; among many major changes.
It will change the character of the sport. IOF should be sent a strong message that this change is unacceptable. Are you in?
Dec 30, 2015 9:14 PM # 
I'm supposed to be looking at this as part of the BOF map group, but haven't managed to find any time yet. Initial impressions are that I don't like the thicker symbols but need to look at the proposals and understand the reasons behind them.
For anyone who doesn't know anything about the proposals, here's an example:

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