Steve Hale


We have over 20 years experience in the production of high quality orienteering maps; our work ranges from award winning maps for World Championship events to colour and black & white maps of schools and parks.

We have been associated with the biennial Scottish Six Day Orienteering Event since 1989, producing at one time or another anything from photogrammetric base maps to final artwork and coordinating the printing and overprinting of tens of thousands of maps. During 1999, in addition to this work, we produced maps for the World Orienteering Championships, based in Inverness, Scotland. These maps have been recognised as some of the best maps ever used for a World Orienteering Championship and were awarded the British Orienteering Federation Professional Map Trophy 1999.

Steve Hale, World Orienteering Championships, Scotland 1999.
Photo courtesy of CompassSport, Britain's National Orienteering Magazine

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Photogrammetric base maps:

Our PG Base Maps are widely recognised as the best orienteering base maps in the UK, used by all the top professional and amateur mappers.

Most of our orienteering base maps are produced at scales of 1:5,000 or 1:7,500 with a 2.5m or 5m contour interval and supplied in colour on clear film.

We regularly supply base maps to orienteering clubs form all parts of the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, Denmark and Germany.

For more information on the service we offer contact:

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Orienteering mapping:

We also provide a full mapping service, including high quality survey by our experienced surveyors and computer aided cartography using the very latest technology.

Orienteering litho printing:

Our printing service is one of the most experienced in the UK. We have coordinated the printing and overprinting of over 1 million maps during the last 10 years.

For more information on the service we offer contact:

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Orienteering Colour Laser Printing:

We now offer a colour laser printing service for orienteers.

Our Xerox WorkCentre™ 7760 printer can print up to A3 size + bleeds, and is ideal for producing overprinted maps. The large sheet size allows for smaller maps to be doubled up, making it economic for both large and small events.

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Map extracts of Docharn & Deishar copyright © Scottish Orienteering Association 2000