Mapping Workshop After the Middle Distance at Little Truckee Summit, Tahoe.
After the Middle Distance at the BAOC event, there will be a workshop/discussion about how to map features. Mappers tend to map alone and discussion of how to map a particular feature helps to make orienteering maps better and more uniform in how they put things on the map. People who might think that they might map and people who are actively mapping may benefit from a discussion of what to map. The workshop will not be “putting features onto a map” because people have different ways of doing that, directly onto tablets and old schoolers put them onto paper. The workshop will just be talking about what and how to map.
After the Middle Distance will be a wonderful time to talk about mapping. The arena is about a 2 km walk from where you park so the discussion about what to map can occur as you walk back to your car. The first starts for the Middle will be at 10:00 and the plan is to have the workshop start at 12:30. It will last between an hour or an hour and half so that you can do other things in the afternoon before the dinner. In order to make sure that you are ready to start the workshop at 12:30, you should reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can arrange an early start, between 10:00 and 10:30 if you reply before the 21st. (If you run fast and don’t need down time, you can join if you start later.)
A map exists of the area and during the walk back to the parking area, participants will discuss how the map really does describe the terrain or how it might be modified to make it a clearer picture of the terrain.
If you want to join the workshop, you need to let me know before Friday when start times will begin to be assigned. Knowing who needs an early start by then will make the Registrar's life easier.