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Discussion: some map notes

in: Oak Hill Classic-O - Cuyahoga Valley NP - NE Ohio (May 20, 2023 - Peninsula, OH, US)

May 21, 2023 1:03 AM # 
The event today was very enjoyable. Thanks to everyone involved in putting it on. I am providing the following for your information, not as a complaint.

I noticed the map in Livelox is different than the paper maps distributed today. For example, south of Red control 18, a big portion shown as slow run on paper is shown as difficult on Livelox. I would say Livelox is more accurate. Livelox also shows a rootstock near Red control 12 that is not on the paper map. I just noticed these two -- I did not compare the maps exhaustively.

On both maps, the vegetation between Red controls 7 & 8, SSW of the larger pine grove is shown as clear forest on both maps, but I would rate that terrain as difficult or fight for a considerable distance.

May 23, 2023 2:11 AM # 
Your comments are valid and appreciated. Please accept apologies for any frustrations that were experienced as a result of map inaccuracy.

In addition to the hosted event on Saturday, we have a self-serve event going on in the same venue this week. Two different course designers (I was one of these) have been involved and requests for updates to the base map were coming in from multiple people over an extended time. The bottom line is that we didn't do an adequate job of coordinating the updates and making sure that the same version of the base map was used throughout.

This is not making excuses, only offering an explanation of what happened. NEOOC has always been, and remain, committed to providing the highest quality in orienteering maps for all participants in the events that we host.

May 23, 2023 11:20 AM # 
Thank you Mike. No apology necessary. I am new to this sport, and it was a good learning experience to find unexpected things but remain confident that I was where I thought I was. It was a very enjoyable event. Thank you for all you and the other organizers do!

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