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Discussion: Green what green?!

in: Scrappy Doo; Scrappy Doo > 2016-03-26

Mar 29, 2016 4:38 PM # 
my GPS trace places right on the edge of the 'green' but it was not to be seen, indeed I never saw it, if it was brambles it should have been mapped as double screen undergrowth

what ever happened to map corrections in start lanes? or on maps displayed in the arena?
Mar 29, 2016 8:20 PM # 
There was definitely something there, I dont remember exactly what, as I remember thinking "I am not going through that" and went around it to the south. Not rhododendron anyway... my GPS shows me as coming through the south end of whatever it was, so I suspect it was something (possibly brambles or the like) that had died back a bit as I definitely didn't fight through anything...
Mar 29, 2016 9:11 PM # 
Jon X:
It was a big patch of thick bramble, I came into the control from the right and ran along the top edge of it.
It was definitely thick enough that I would count it as dark green not double-stripe green (assuming the up to date definition of each is as shown at
Mar 30, 2016 8:25 PM # 
interesting, didn't see it, as a mapper, I wouldn't have drawn it dark green unless it was over waist high, especially in an area with large rhodendron thickets, the rest of the map was very nice so this was a bit of an unfortunate anomaly
Mar 30, 2016 9:38 PM # 
I think it was the only way to map it - unfortunately there was no way to be consistent with the other parts of the map. Elsewhere, the dense undergrowth symbol was used for brambles that were unpleasant to run through but not impassable, and dark green was used for rhododendrons. This was a dense area of impassable brambles which looked mostly dead - I think that was what was weird about them; they weren't green and so didn't draw the eye in the way that might have been expected.

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