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Following on from another thread, I fired off this suggestion to the DPI.
Iâ€™ve got a hard copy version of the Perth Bike Map series Perth/Fremantle â€“ Stirling (print 035-06-2003) and regularly travel by bike from the south of the Stirling map to the north of the Perth/Fremantle map (and return from the north of the Perth/Fremantle map to the south of the Stirling map).
I would like to make a suggestion regarding the layout design of this map for future reprints. The print of the map I have flips from east to west, thus making it difficult to locate a continuing journey from one map to another. If in future the map were redesigned with a layout that permits a flip from the south of Stirling to the north of Perth/Fremantle & vice versa the map would be much easier to use.
Ease of use would be further enhanced
â€¢ with horizontal & vertical indicators, either grid reference or latitude/longitude.
â€¢ overlapping the edges of each map
The same applies to the Joondalup â€“ Stirling and Canning â€“ Armadale maps. Cockburn â€“ Rockingham is similar, but would further benefit if the maps were aligned, currently they are offset.
While Iâ€™m emailing, could you also provide a â€œcojoinedâ€ online version of Perth Bike Map series on your website so people can print off bike maps of any selected area to any paper size and scale desired â€œacross map bordersâ€.
They must be due to do a new series of editions sometime soon, surely. I've been holding off buying any new copies for a few years now (since around 2003?) I could've sworn they used to be more frequently revised - like every 18 months or 2 years. There's certainly been plenty of roadworks and major path changes and extensions since then to warrant some new ones by now.
Maybe they're still too busy restructuring Departments; splitting, merging and renaming every 12 months or so to bother with anything so farcical as servicing their tax paying public anymore.
All manner of half finished projects and a bit of randonneuring
I used to be tech-savvy. Now I'm just tech-weary.
Late last year I queried the "We will be updating the online maps on a regular basis before printing in 2007."
The reply I received was -
At this moment in time, don't hold your breath for new maps.
Road - '09 Cervelo S1 | '07 Vivente Lugano | Late 90's Giant Kronos, Dirt - '08 Orbea Sherpa
Why not cut your own from the online maps?
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