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.any chance race volunteers can get a discount code on the course map? just asking...
The usual poster is for sale. KOH Main on one side, EmC/UTV on the other. Plain heavy paper or laminated.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 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.Is there a link to a PDF map for those of us not on the lakebed that would like to follow it?
That is funny. You think that the course is still secret when it was released at 0630 on Thursday.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.
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.That is funny. You think that the course is still secret when it was released at 0630 on Thursday.
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!
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: )Downloaded the emc map no problem but keep getting http error 403 when down loading KOH map.
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.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.