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Discussion: scale

in: Lard; Lard > 2018-03-24

Mar 25, 2018 9:01 PM # 
>> Failed to get into the 1:5000 maps scale...

Possibly because it was 1:4000?

Good run, btw!
Mar 26, 2018 12:38 PM # 
Mmm, say it all ;-)
Thanks - it wasn't that good though....too much walking in it for my liking!
Mar 26, 2018 2:19 PM # 
Similar issue at SROC event yesterday. Map was labelled 1:7,500. In fact it was about 1:9,000. Meant the Brown course was actually 8.8km rather than the 7.1km advertised. Something to do with geo-referencing apparently.
I'd have done Blue if I'd known...
Mar 26, 2018 2:57 PM # 
Chas, the Abbey Craig map was correctly labelled...Jase was just being a muppet!
Mar 26, 2018 4:13 PM # 
Yep, I don't look at scales I just navigate map to ground/ground to map - any issues usually arise in the first control or two. The third leg was a leg opener and I got carried away :-) Uphill thereafter :-P
Mar 29, 2018 9:31 AM # 
Big Jon:
Geo-referencing my arse - its just utter incompetence - geo-referencing will help get the scale correct(if its used properly).
A pretty inexcusable error the days given all the ways of checking scale...
Mar 29, 2018 10:45 AM # 
I agree Jon. No excuse really. When I'm controlling I always insist in hard copies of the map so I can check course lengths manually.
Now my Achilles is worse than it should have been. Grrrrr..

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