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Colour blindness and O Maps survey IOF

Show Profile  richardh Posted: 20 February 2012, 9:07 AM

Show Profile  The Map Guy Posted: 21 February 2012, 2:58 AM  
Interesting the IOF is finally doing something about this issue which unfortunately affects several orienteers.

I well remember colour blindness being discussed at mapping clinics in NZ around 15 years ago! About the time when purple ball point pens first became available.

Show Profile  Phronimos Posted: 23 February 2012, 3:11 AM  
It's a great sport, but I feel somewhat disadvantaged not being able to determine the runability of a map, and can not distinguish the contour lines against certain runability shading.

Now we've only got to change the control flags to blue/white instead of orange/white and all will be good.

Show Profile  robbie Posted: 23 February 2012, 1:40 PM  
When I started orienteering 1000 years ago we had a blue vertical strip in the outside of the flag. I dont know why it was dropped.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 23 February 2012, 2:04 PM  
Ahh, so that's why the tracks on tonight's map had blue innards. I thought it was just warning us that they were slippery due to recent rain..




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