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Discussion: Map scale

in: TGIF; TGIF > 2016-02-08

Feb 8, 2016 8:01 PM # 
Big Jon:
I agree completely - unfortunately the IOF map commission has a fundamentalist attitude to maps and mapping that is about 20 years out of date. MOST areas can be mapped at 1:15,000 but SOME cannot and to state that these areas are not useable for orienteering is patently absurd.
Feb 8, 2016 9:13 PM # 
You got the point! Not been able to use some awesome natural places because of the scale regulation is absurd. It is what makes orienteering so exciting: an incredible range of terrains.
Feb 9, 2016 3:40 AM # 
Amen to that. Thanks for an insightful commentary on the state of ISOM 201x!
Feb 9, 2016 5:54 AM # 
Sums up the debate in one phrase.
Feb 21, 2016 11:09 AM # 
Thank you for your comment. I Hope MC will read it. I always wonder why MC never ask the opinion of elite runners.
Sep 12, 2016 12:55 AM # 
There is a Brit and a Frenchman on the map commission, do they get outvoted or do they need to be convinced as a first step ?
Sep 12, 2016 6:23 AM # 
I have never discussed about maps with our French member of MC, he is not recognize among the most famous/wellknown mappers in France. Don´t really know his opinion on those different topics.

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