Discussion: Small but super detailed O maps
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This spring I'll be creating a super detailed map of a small 1.5 ha area and was looking for examples of maps that others have done. I'm familiar with the OK Linne maps of this style in Uppsala but if people could post links to other examples it will be useful in deciding how to do this. Thanks in advance.
Don't you love the fact your whole life is on Attack Point? My training log helped me find this:
Which is I think the most detailed and insane map I've run on. It's 1:2000, and was crazy intense.
That mined-out area you have somewhere in England? Sorry I space out where it is (... almost as bad as "somewhere in Canada"), the map was posted at the 2010 JK for midweek training following.
You can find one of the courses from the Bates Island training we did a few weeks ago here
. That was printed at 1:2000 so we could print two maps per page. The map was initially intended for 1:1500.
I hope to make three 1:2000 maps this year. One urban, one rocky, and one corn maze.
I think the most memorable Vancouver Sprint Camp session of all time was the mass start farsta on a 1:2000 map. I nicknamed that race: "human pinball".
aka human pinball. You can do a lot with a tiny detailed area, and they are fun and quite fast to map.
I know some people who try to put detail like this on 1:15,000 maps:-((
used for the Oceania Middle Distance Championships in 2011 is around 1 sq km. The promotional video
will give some idea of the complexity.
Interesting that no matter how detailed one makes the map, something is always missed. In the third photo, the cat was not mapped.
We finished a park course with an ultra sprint a few years back. 1:1000. While the terrain certainly wasn't complex, shifting gears from 1:5000 and suddenly having to read every tree, rock, and bench did prove to be a fun challenge.
Hammer: some of the mapped reentrants seem literally too small for a flag....
A labor of love for sure.
It's a paintball venue. The terrain includes "rubber boulders" made of car tires, and steel boulder clusters (oil drums). But at this scale they have shape yet were theoretically passable so were drawn with thin black lines. Junctions in the maze are only a few paces apart.
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