FYI, The Swedish Orienteering Federation recently announced new map scale rules
(keep in mind that the below news release is google translated, lightly edited and shortened):
Larger map scale for young and old
Starting in 2019, 1:7,500 and 1:3,000 scale will be the new standard for forest and sprint maps for M/F 45 and older. For M/F 16 and younger, 1:10,000 will be the standard for long distance courses.
A working group consisting of nine people with different backgrounds presented a rule change proposal that was adopted by the Board of the Swedish Orienteering Federation on December 3rd, 2018.
- “Not being able to read the map symbols makes orienteering frustrating. Many people who struggle with map legibility leave our sport. Therefore, we are pleased that this decision will make orienteering a more inclusive sport, an activity where everyone can participate and on more equal terms”, says Niklas Wrane, the Swedish Orienteering Federation’s map coordinator who also headed up the working group.
The following map scale rules are in effect from 1/1/2019
Long- and ultra-long distances:
1:15,000 in classes M/F 18, M/F 21
1:10,000 in M/F 10-16, M/F 35-40
1:7 500 in M/F 45 and older
Middle distance, relay and night-O:
1:10,000 in M/F 10-40
1:7,500 in M/F 45 and older
Maps should always be drafted at 1:15,000 scale in accordance with map specifications. Other scales should be magnifications from 1:15,000, incl. the printed courses. An exemption for larger and smaller map scale can be sought.http://www.svenskorientering.se/Nyheter/NyheterSta...