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Discussion: School maps

in: tRicky; tRicky > 2016-12-01

Dec 1, 2016 9:33 AM # 
Juffy maps are good :) I just need to start running on the local ones still, before there's so much building work that it all needs to be re-mapped.
Dec 1, 2016 12:48 PM # 
I use ISSOM. Less farting around if the club wants to hold an event on them, plus the students can learn the relevant fancy colours from the start.
Dec 1, 2016 1:14 PM # 
Two types of school map have evolved in WA: those for school use started with hand-drawn affairs (Tooms era), then OCAD 6 (Nat era), then OCAD 7/8 (my era). All were designed to be photocopied in B/W - colour photocopiers didn't exist in the 1990s and when they were introduced in the 2000s were very expensive ($1 + per map) for resource-poor schools. The current prototype of these school maps (eg PK maps) can be printed in either B/W or colour. Most are unlikely to be used for OWA events.

The second type evolved through NavDash, were pure ISSOM and were primarily large private schools. In recent years some public schools have been mapped this way, including the ones in Gero and Albany.

If there is any chance a school may be a potential NavDash event area, then use ISSOM. Or use ISSOM if the school has colour photocopiers and can wear the expense of doing multiple copies of maps - some of our school sessions use 60+ maps for a class, if there are 5 classes doing the session that's quite expensive with colour maps.

The symbol set that PK uses was developed by me 5-6 years ago, and is based on ISSOM, but with white as grassed areas, and a few special symbols that print ok in B/W. ISSOM colours for open (yellows) water (blues), brown screens, grays, and lighter greens all look similar in B/W.
Dec 1, 2016 3:42 PM # 
It looks nice at 1:2000 but would our members complain about non-conformity if we ran on it at that scale :-)
Dec 1, 2016 11:09 PM # 
Any members training for the world championships may have an issue. Otherwise I think people would be happy to have a nice readable map
Dec 5, 2016 12:45 AM # 
No-one noticed at the recent Sprint into Spring event in Bendigo.
Dec 5, 2016 1:20 AM # 
And (sssshhhh) the Big Foot Sprints event in a couple of weeks will be on 1:2500.

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