The OUSA Mapping Program will help people learn to make maps. Workshops are being organized to be run at National Meets with announcements coming shortly.
HOWEVER, the Program is also looking for people who know how to map to help others. In this regard, we want to hear from people who would:
1) Feel comfortable leading mapping workshops, both on the technical side (getting and using Lidar and transferring information to mapping software) and with field checking.
2) Like to work as a mentor to people new to mapping. This might involve traveling to where the new mapper is working and/or helping them remotely with their work.
3) Develop webinars relating to how to map. These webinars would include (but not be limited to) how to make a park/schoolyard map, how to convert and use Lidar data, how to update an old map and how to learn the requirements of making an ISSOM sprint map as compared to a map that uses the standard forest map system.
4) Be interested in making new maps for clubs that don’t have anyone with the appropriate skills. This obviously would involve travel, a lot of time, as well as the appropriate skills.
There is a budget for this program that can compensate people for their time, effort and expenses. For more details and to get your name on one of these lists, contact Peter Goodwin at: pgwolfe66 at gmail dot com.
I have some interest in 2 or 4 (biased to my current location), but possibly could help with 1 or 3.
Many thanks Jim. I will add you to the list.
Peter, I may be interested in getting back to some mapping. At least put me on your list for discussions..
I will make sure that you are in the loop.
As an update, there have been quite a few people who have replied to this post directly to me. The list is long enough to insure that this program gets off the ground and the offers from these mappers is truly appreciated.
I hope that the list will keep expanding so that prospective mappers will have more opportunities to learn the skills. More maps are better than fewer maps.......