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any chance race volunteers can get a discount code on the course map? just asking...
Waaaay too late in the ballgame for us to incorporate that into our system unfortunately. However, I think that's an excellent idea! Certainly one to put in place for next year if we get the "gig" again. We feel it has been pretty well received thus far. We've probably had about 5% or so have issues. Of course, those are usually the ones you'll read about.

All that being said, we'd need a protected way to distribute this to the volunteers in the form of a coupon code that has a limited number of uses. That can very likely be done. We are, however, headed West today coming to a lakebed near you and it will be difficult to set up while traveling.

Long winded answer, sorry, but yes we probably can but probably not this year.
 

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Rusty (Rustoid here on PBB), who has had "clipboard duty" in Hammertown (which means he greets the folks coming in and shows them where to park) said that many people have had the Hammertown map and it has really helped!
 

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I'm planning on enjoying being off the grid (read I'll be putting my phone away for the week).

I also was hoping to view the map via my home computer, is that possible?

Will there be hard copies of the map there or is there one I can print? (IE not via smartphone).
 

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I'm planning on enjoying being off the grid (read I'll be putting my phone away for the week).

I also was hoping to view the map via my home computer, is that possible?

Will there be hard copies of the map there or is there one I can print? (IE not via smartphone).
The usual poster is for sale. KOH Main on one side, EmC/UTV on the other. Plain heavy paper or laminated.

Nothing will be released you can print.
 

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Will your maps work with any other aps? Avenza is not compatible with my Casio Commando phone. I have tried to download the ap several different ways, including to my computer then push it to the phone but Google will not allow that either as my play account is tied to my phone. I would love to run the maps.
 

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Tip for some android users. I am a long time avenza user and some times when you open the file (map) it won't automatically kick you GPS on. It will say you are not on the map even though you are. If that happens, open another map program ie Google maps, it does not matter if you have service you can eve be in airplane mode. Doing this kicks your GPS on. Go back to avenza and hit the button to find yourself.
 

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I get what you're trying to do by selling the maps and I appreciate being able to buy a convenient mobile version, but I can't help but think that a non pay-per-view version of the map might keep a few jackasses off of the course and increase safety for the racers and spectators.

Maybe not. Carry on with the secret course.
 

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They can get paper map. Also, the course is not secret. Its been out since Friday. Don't be a jack-ass.
 

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Is there a link to a PDF map for those of us not on the lakebed that would like to follow it?
The race tracking this year has beautiful maps that use Google Maps. All of the data like race miles, road crossings, checkpoints, etc will be on there. Since it is Google Maps you can switch from topo to satellite, to low res.
 

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I get what you're trying to do by selling the maps and I appreciate being able to buy a convenient mobile version, but I can't help but think that a non pay-per-view version of the map might keep a few jackasses off of the course and increase safety for the racers and spectators.

Maybe not. Carry on with the secret course.
That is funny. You think that the course is still secret when it was released at 0630 on Thursday. :D

You do, however make a good point about safety. That is why Dave OK'd PCI and Rugged to give out the course files (in Lowrance, .gpx, Garmin, and Google Earth) to the general public, even though it might cost him some paper or PDF map sales. And no, don't ask me to post any of those files online!
 

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*A new post for an important new subject*

Jake and Jennifer are on the lakebed since Sat night. If they are a little slow in getting back to questions, that is why. Even Staff WiFi is very slow and spotty, and cell service is already getting slammed, even Verizon.
 

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That is funny. You think that the course is still secret when it was released at 0630 on Thursday. :D

You do, however make a good point about safety. That is why Dave OK'd PCI and Rugged to give out the course files (in Lowrance, .gpx, Garmin, and Google Earth) to the general public, even though it might cost him some paper or PDF map sales. And no, don't ask me to post any of those files online!
And...just to note, because of the controversy stirred when the subject was last mentioned...much of the Eastern lap 2&3, covering Pit 2 and 2A, is marked as "off limits to spectators", on the CartoTracks Map, except for two viewing areas at Chocolate Thunder and Jackhammer.
An excellent decision, due to several near misses with spectator vehicles and race vehicles, last year.
 

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Downloaded the emc map no problem but keep getting http error 403 when down loading KOH map.
Sorry for all the posts, I should have done just one with a multi-quote, but I am tired. (maybe I am just post-padding :homer: )

Mike, I know you are on the lakebed. That 403 errors sounds more like an Internet connection problem. on your side.
 

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And...just to note, because of the controversy stirred when the subject was last mentioned...much of the Eastern lap 2&3, covering Pit 2 and 2A, is marked as "off limits to spectators", on the CartoTracks Map, except for two viewing areas at Chocolate Thunder and Jackhammer.
An excellent decision, due to several near misses with spectator vehicles and race vehicles, last year.
Hasn't it been that way for several years where they tried to restrict people getting out toward 2 and 2A unless they had pit bands? You didn't have something like the CartoTracks map to make it explicit on and maybe with marine base expansion there is even more sensitivity. People still get out there though. You can cover the typical access methods, but you can't cover everything. IIRC you guys had trouble with spectator vehicles which was unfortunate, but overall I don't think this is anything new.
 
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