Map scale preferences for Jizera Mountains and Kokořín region – voting results
Thanks to everyone who took part in the vote. We would like to inform you about the results.
There were 67 responses, 13% of respondents were from classes up to and including DH18, 33% from DH20-21 and 54% from masters classes.
The answers show a clear demand for larger scales than prescribed, especially for the long distance. The justification is, in the vast majority of cases, the need for better readability of the map, mainly because many competitors have difficulty seeing at close range (this justification also came from DH21 competitors, not only from masters).
What are the preferences for the long distance?
The intention of the organizers to organize nice races in challenging terrains, which everyone can complete in comfort and by choosing a suitable class adequately to their performance, is very well described in one of the answers from our survey: “Let’s give people a map in such a map scale which they will enjoy and the result will be determined by the ability to orienteering and not by whether they can see well.
And what answers did we get to the map scales for middle distances?
So what map scale will we use for Czech O-Tour races?
After considering the nature of the terrain, the readability of the map, the questions of printing the maps and based on the answers received, we decided for the following map scales.
In Jizera Mountains, all competitors will run the long distance with a map in 1 : 10 000. Children to adults will receive maps for middle distances at a map scale of 1 : 10 000 and masters will have a map scale of 1 : 7 500.
In the Kokořín region, the DH16-21 and probably DH35 classes will get a map for the long distance at a map scale of 1 : 10 000, the others then 1 : 7 500. We assume 1 : 10 000 for the middle distance for the DH16-21 classes, the others will have 1 : 7 500.