New Rules and Map Register

Following the consultation process after the publication in March on the Forum of the proposed new Rules and Appendix relating to maps and map registration, several changes were incorporated into the final versions that were approved at the Executive Committee meeting on 20 June. These documents are now available at
www.orienteering.ie/about-us/rules-and-technical-documents

The principal changes from the consultation document are
1 There will be one Map Register not two
2 There will be one map registration form that will be used for the initial registration of the intention to map an area, and for the registration of the completed map
3 One registration fee will be payable at the time of initial registration but none on registration of the completed map
4 No fees will be payable on the registration of existing completed maps that have never been registered, but where the club now wishes to register them to establish their Registration Right for the use of that area
5 Maps of 0.5sq km or less, intended for club or training events, shall not be registered unless they are to be used for Category C1, C2, or C3 competitions

We would very much like to thank the clubs and individuals who contributed to the consultation process

Clubs will shortly be receiving a letter with copies of the new map Rules and Appendix, inviting them to register their completed maps with the Association. Forms to do so should be returned by 30 September and from the information provided the register of completed maps will be compiled. No record of completed maps has been maintained since 2003, and this registration process will re-establish the Register, and the right carried with the registration of completed maps.

Harold White
Controller of Technical Standards