I'm curious, which do you consider are the best/most reliable maps in the Fontainebleau area? And the mappers?
The boulder-strewn slopes and the plateaus with the old quarries must be incredibly hard to draw well.
I think a couple of the competent mappers didn't realise how much time this terrain takes, or perhaps just weren't paid to take the necessary time.
Agree, this is an incredible tough job to give a good picture of that type of terrain with a standard scale. But using laser curving and not starting with the old maps as base would help a lot.
For me, the best one, and the one I will use most, remains the Mareigner version of Larchant from 2001 if I remember right.
Then, Les trois pignons (Diplodocus & Rocher Cailleau) from Coti is also great.
All the others are very uneven, but I am not up-to-date with all the new versions of the different maps.
Hello Neil and Thierry,
Thierry, I'am actually mapping "La Salamandre" scale 1/15000. If you use this map these days please send me your opinion. I use GPS and IGN base map for topographie. Unfortunatelly we don't already have LIDAR. I dont use the old maps because of distortions and the amount of details. Perhaps i draw too much details for 1/15000, but i try and try for good légibility. 1/10000 printing seems better.
Chouette that you are mapping, Jean-Marc! J'attends le résultat avec patience et impatience.
The Coti maps arrived after I left the region, so I need to play on them some more.
Who do we need to contact if we'd like to orienteer on these maps? I've a family holiday there in July...
Jean-Marc: Je suis pas sûr que j´aurais le temps d´y aller faire un tour avant lundi. Je te tiendrais au courant.
France really does have a very impressive and diverse range of interesting terrain - would have liked to have orienteered there more than I have. (The only times I've competed in France have been a World Cup in Villard-de-Lans in 1996 and a 3-day near Besancon in 2010, although I've trained on some of the WOC 2011 terrain while on work trips to Geneva).
En tous cas Thierry, profite bien de Fontainebleau, Larchant et le bois rond sont vraiment les meilleurs spots en effet et bonne chance pour la suite. Neils entre deux équations en suisse, viens nous voir :-).