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Discussion: awesome map

in: O-ing; O-ing > 2019-10-01

Oct 1, 2019 5:18 AM # 
Maybe an idea to run a throwback event which uses an old-school style map like this... see how all of the new orienteers handle it!
Oct 1, 2019 9:02 AM # 
and can we have using the pencil to mark off the control?... (sorry i know how much O-ing likes his technology)
Oct 1, 2019 11:22 AM # 
So the black and white is an Ordnance Survey 1:10560 scale (6 inches to the mile) map, but even at the first event the setter had added forestry roads (orange) and bitumen roads (red). We’ve muddied the waters a bit by drawing our route later in blue.
Oct 1, 2019 11:22 AM # 
And the « punches » were different colour pens.
Oct 1, 2019 11:35 AM # 
Amazed you had the foresight to keep your map.
Oct 1, 2019 10:48 PM # 
I was hooked from that day.
Oct 2, 2019 1:14 AM # 
Chicken- egg? Orienteering/maps - geology?
Oct 2, 2019 3:04 AM # 
Yes it is rather circular, I was into maps as a boy scout and then in my 20s my then boss, also a geo, introduced me to Orienteering in the UK in 1976 and like O-ing I was hooked!

Other rock related pursuit was many years caving where you definitely get up close to the rocks!
Oct 2, 2019 10:55 AM # 
My initial profession is in Cartographer, in Sydney in 1977, but I hadn't heard of Orienteering as a sport until a few years later in Wagga when they held Easter 1985. I still didn't get into it until 1989 when Waggaroos held a Come and Try It at Pomingalarna (incidentally the location for tomorrow's Aust School Relays on a map I have substantially updated) and the rest, as they say is history!

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