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Discussion: Makes it a better forest map...

in: dbakker; dbakker > 2018-05-22

May 23, 2018 3:44 PM # 
Makes it a better forest map for all in my opinion. It's always good to have a very defined edge of the map. It allows course setters to use more of the map / set controls a little closer to the edge and more importantly, gives (theoretically anyway) orienteers confidence in the boundary of the map. The number of times I've run on or seen maps with extra base material on the edge or an old map that hasn't been updated right to the edge is far too high. If it's on the final print map it should be fully mapped. Nothing like getting to a section of the map and finding unmapped features on there to wreck your confidence or cause you to not be able to relocate and lose more time.

One of my mapping pet peeves!
May 26, 2018 3:03 AM # 
Yes, unfinished mapping showing up on competition maps is really bad form. We had that at Sage Stomp on the long this year (I wasn't involved with the organization very much this year, which made a nice change), and it was somewhat problematic on one routechoice leg.

I'm curious though Jeff, do you map a little bit on the far side of whatever your boundary object is, or do you cut it off right at whatever your boudary object is, or does it depend?

As in, with edges:

and without edges:
May 26, 2018 3:04 AM # 
Also, please ignore those tick marks on that fence in the second map, that just got changed, even though it's only a school map.
May 26, 2018 12:52 PM # 
Haha. Yes way to pay attention to the details of drafting!

As for your question.... it depends on the base material I have and how much work it is to draw anything on the other side.

For sprints I would normally end right at a fence or a wall or something. With roads I normally draw the curb on the other side of the road and May be the sidewalk but nothing more.

In terrain.... I wouldn't say I have. consistent answer for you.

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