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Discussion: Park name in vegetation

in: OCIN - St Patrick's County Park & Madeline Bertrand County Park (Aug 27 - South Bend, IN, US)

Aug 10, 2016 7:42 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I finally noticed this and thought it was cool.

See the map snippet with the park name depicted in mapped vegetation:

and the corresponding satellite image:'s+Co...
Aug 10, 2016 8:29 PM # 
Another potential future map is Bendix Woods County Park.

"Studebaker" is written-in-the-trees, but I'm told it's disappearing.

It's adjacent to "Navistar Proving Grounds", but I think the park has the trees.,-86.489953...
Aug 10, 2016 8:59 PM # 
Also, regarding St Patricks: The top of the letters is the Indiana-Michigan border, and although we're working around permissions, some courses should go into Michigan.
Aug 10, 2016 10:09 PM # 
but not across timezones, evidently. At least not any more?
Aug 10, 2016 10:43 PM # 
Godwin's Law!
Aug 11, 2016 8:21 PM # 
Indiana (most of it) and Michigan are both on Eastern Daylight Time. So no time change.

All courses will start/finish in Indiana and have at least one control in Michigan. There likely will be a control somewhere in the park name. This should be a fun, fast event with a sprinty feel, although longer distances for the longer courses.
Aug 11, 2016 8:36 PM # 
Indiana (most of it) and Michigan are both on Eastern Daylight Time. So no time change.

Yeah I see that's true now but it wasn't that way when I lived there. We used to never change the clocks, ever. And I see this venue isn't all that far from the current line.
Aug 11, 2016 8:40 PM # 
I remember that the Great Lakes Orienteering Festival had to create a notion of GLOF Time in order to make it easier to understand the schedule of events in Central Daylight Time, eastern Indiana time, and Eastern Standard Time (all of which happen to be the same).
Aug 11, 2016 10:32 PM # 
Great Rivers O Week (GROW) time, 1996. The DST switch happened in the middle in such a way that local time wasn't always the same as meet time.
Aug 11, 2016 11:28 PM # 
Oh, I had thought that they had worked it out so that one just set one's watch on arrival in St Louis, and kept it as one proceeded eastward through the week's events. DST switch happened between St Louis events (CDT) and Indiana events (EST year round back then), or between Indiana events and Ohio events (EST), but it was easier to explain it as festival timezone rather than explaining how all the different time zones worked out. Maybe it was another weeklong midwestern O festival.
Aug 12, 2016 1:49 AM # 
Besides the GROW week, which included the 1996 US Champs, one day in Indiana and one in Ohio, on
the time change weekend, OCIN also had a couple spring Flying Pig meets with Indiana/Ohio events on the spring time change weekend. It was a big concern with people staying in motels in both states, not necessarily the one with that day's race. I think GROW did try to keep a consistent meet time for the whole week.

It is certainly simpler now that Indiana has joined its neighbors in recognizing daylight savings time, and now that the time change has moved into March, it is seldom on Pig weekend.

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