Programs and results
The MapWorks can source aerial photographs from a number of commercial and archive organisations to enhance the quality of your survey. We can also source Photogrammetic Plots (PG plots) from a variety of commercial organisations, from both traditional orienteering services and from organisations offering modern digital photographic interpretation.
Surveys are undertaken solely by ourselves, to ensure a consistent and high standard of survey. As experienced orienteers we are able to produce surveys fully able to encompass competitors differing level of ability, as outlined in the BOF draft mapping specification.
All cartography is computer-produced, unless otherwise demanded. We specialise in the use of the PC-based OCAD software, currently employing versions 5, 6 and 7. We also produce maps in CorelDraw! v3 upwards, Freehand 5+ and Illustrator 7+ for both Mac and PC. Legacy systems and software can be accommodated.
Traditional methods of cartography, by pen and ink, or by scribing, can also be employed.
[See our News pages for the latest developments from Steinegger Software.]
The MapWorks can offer over 25 years of experience in the printing and reprographics industry, and to ensure continued quality of your printed maps, all stages of the printing process are handled by ourselves.
The increased demand and improving quality of digital colour printing can be reviewed on our News pages for the latest developments.
We have recently installed new equipment for film output utilising state of the art 'Harlequin' RIP technology running on a Dell Poweredge server onto a Dainippon Screen 'Katana' imagesetter. This system will accept files from both PC and Mac platforms. We also handle our own plate-making, and traditional litho-offset printing, either to IOF or other detailed specifications. Standard coated papers are available, as are environmentally friendly recycled papers, and specialist paper and card materials such as Tyvek, and Pretext waterproof papers.
We are also able to handle print ready artwork for camera photo reduction.
Overprinting of maps is commonly an extension of the printing process, where we can apply, (for orienteering maps) competition courses, from a variety of sources, including hand-drawn film transparencies, OCAD, and PICOVER software packages.
Event programs, result booklets and other advertising material can be accommodated, on either PC or Mac platforms, in all leading DTP applications.
Training and advice sessions are available principally on OCAD software, and also on suggested Permanent Orienteering Courses, particularly suitable for schools, park and local council authorities.
by Nick Nourse
Copyright © The MapWorks, June 2009