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Discussion: I did the same

in: dersu; dersu > 2016-02-20

Feb 21, 2016 5:12 PM # 
I ran straight to the rootstock at the junction, climbed through the junk to see behind it, then looked to my left and saw the control on another rootstock that was probably just about on the edge of the circle to the SW. Cost me probably 40 - 70 seconds. Many, many unmapped rootstocks on this map; none of the mapped ones seemed in any way distinct from the unmapped ones. (as Swampfox once said, "indistinguishable from normal forest floor debris") And I actually laughed out loud when I saw the 20 or 30 cm tall miserable excuse for a rootstock at #12, after having passed several meter-tall unmapped ones in the last hundred meters or so..
Feb 21, 2016 6:41 PM # 
rootstocks: unless you are going to take the time to verify every mapped rootstock and to map all the new rootstocks ... just not worth the time when there are so many permanent features. I completeley ignored rootstocks at WT, but I should have removed the symbol from the map.
Feb 22, 2016 5:51 PM # 
And Bernheim is one of our better maps! Actually, the contours are very accurate and the map was excellent when mapped. We need changes on Vegetation features mainly.
Feb 22, 2016 5:58 PM # 
Not enough mappers!!
Feb 23, 2016 8:39 PM # 
The map was more than adequate. I notice that the park is 60 km^2. So the map is less than 10%.
Feb 24, 2016 1:02 AM # 
The terrain was well mapped. There were plenty of land features to use for controls - no need to rely on rootstocks as control sites.
Feb 24, 2016 11:37 PM # 
The one mapping thing I thought strange were two areas that looked like boulder fields on the map, but in reality were rocky areas that had a line of cliffs.
Feb 28, 2016 5:53 AM # 
Agreed, that was a bit strange. They were pretty passable, but coming downhill you had to be pretty careful.

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