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simon3
2012-03-26 09:02:12
Scaling error on map.
From Bren Whelan (membership name: brenwhelan )

Morning Folks,

Following on from the recent MLA in Kerry.

I had requested that candidates purchase the 'OSI Killarney National Park' 1:25,000 scale map.

We then identified a serious error with the maps 1:25,000 grid.

A normal grid should consist of 40mm grid squares, but the printed version that was bought (dated 2009) was scaled at 38mm.

This means that the map has an error of 50meters or 2 mills in the scaling, which is very serious given the nature of the terrain around Mangerton Mountain.

Walkers returning to the Devil's Punch Bowl track from the summit of Mangerton, need to navigate to a small path, the top of which is located on serious ground between the Devil's Punch Bowl and Lough Erhogh, the top of the track is marked with a small cairn (which is helpful), but the start of the track is steep and committing. Anyone who has measured the distance and is pacing could be in serious danger if using this map which has a 38mm grid.

Since the MLA I have contacted the OSI in Dublin.

They have taken the matter very seriously, they have confirmed the following:

1. The map was not printed by themselves.

2. It was printed under licence by another company.

3. They have seen there is indeed an error, which they consider very serious.

4. They have contacted the company involved and instructed them to cease printing the map.

5. They have ordered all copies of the map to be destroyed.

6. They have asked all shops and outlets who might still posses the map to be contacted, so they can be told to destroy any copies which are in circulation.
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