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Botngård | 1:5 000 | e = 2,5m | Norway | 2010
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regional race Vårsleppet, sprint, 24th April 2010, Bjugn IL
basemap: photogrammetry
August 2009: Jan Drbal
The map has been created under aegis of Olles.

May 15th 2010 | Jan Drbal
After somewhat relaxed winter, the spring mapping season has run at full blast, so my updates of this web have had to wait. One of the earliest race weekends in Sør-Trøndelag region (NOR) was held on 24 and 25 April in Bjugn, traditionally on our maps. This time it was even 3 races over the weekend - first it was Sprint on this my map Botngård, followed by Middle with chasing start on the map Blankheia (mapped mostly by Petr Matula and Tom Novák, I have made only a smaller part) on Saturday, and Long at the same place on Sunday. Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, the winner of the Sprint in H21, writes about the Saturday's races. Organisers of the forthcoming WOC 2010 in Trondheim were using the competition to test GPS tracking - in D21 during the sprint race and in H21 during the long distance race.

August 22nd 2009 | Jan Drbal
I was mapping for 3 weeks from July 15th in Norwegian commune Bjugn (4575 inhabitants) with its centre Botngård (1851 in.), 50km NW from Trondheim - the location of WOC 2010. This time I have mapped mainly sprint map of the Botngård itself (1km²) and in remaining days I was helping to Petr Matula and Tom Novák with the map Blankheia. The mapping took place in cooperation with Aleš Hejna's Olles. Perhaps also because I was already for the 3rd summer in the same place, there haven't been greater surprises. Actually - there was one premiere, but I'm ashamed to admit it a little: as late as at age 38 I've mapped for the first time an interior of speedskating hall.

Sample of the map

Original drawing by Jan Drbal

Sample of the basemap, photogrammetry