Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Map disclaimers


I've always found map disclaimers amusing. Lots of maps have something like "possession of this map does not grant right to access." You'll see that disclaimer on maps of areas where the public has essentially unlimited access, like a public city park. The map doesn't give you access, but being a member of the public gives you right to access. Of course, you still don't have a right to organize an event, but you've got a right to access the land.

Today I came across a map with this disclaimer:

Pima Association of Governments makes no warranty on the results or opinions derived from these data....

I'm guessing it means that the data the orienteers used to make the map was provided by the P.A.G. and they've got a generic disclaimer - probably approved by the county attorney - that they require any user to reproduce. I like the language...."no warranty on results of opinions."

Here's a link to the map, by the way.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:21 PM


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