Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Downtown sprint map - early July update


I've put in a few hours of fieldchecking on the downtown map over the last couple of weeks. Here's the current version of the map. If you've been following my progress, you might notice the changes - mostly the yellow blocks on the south edge of the map and the area around GSP and Corbin Halls.

We used the map for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We had a little sprint race on the north end of the map (including the area with purple lines indicating forest that I haven't fieldchecked). I have no idea when (if?) we'll ever make use of the rest of the map.

I've found working on the sprint map surprisingly interesting. I think I like that progress is quick (compared to a ISOM forest map) and the basemap is good. Having a good basemap makes the mapping more about decisions and less about getting things to fit.

When I'm mapping in the forest I find that I start "seeing" as a fieldchecker even when I'm not mapping. The same things happens when I'm working on the sprint map.

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posted by Michael | 11:19 AM


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