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Offline BikeFreak

How quickly are addendums updated?
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:33:14 am »
Hi,

This is how I use the addendums:

With a ball pen I write all the important information right on the map. Motels, hostels, B&B are not of interest to me so it boils down to route changes, campground changes and closures/operings of grocery stores/gas stations. That way I don't have to fiddle with 1 extra sheet of white paper pr map when touring. I always did it like that, and I love it. This swapping of information to the maps takes me approx 1 day and is worth every minute spent.

I will be doing the Transamerica starting June 2nd in Washington DC. This is a late start as a realize that many cyclists start in May, maybe even April. Those cyclists will be just ahead of me and able to report on any changes to Missoula.

At the moment I see some addendums from February 2012 already which is good. However, how is the procedure for updating the addendums? If a cyclist reports a change on route, will it just be added instantly without any ACA research?

Just prior to departure things get very hectic for me and I will not have time to print all the information onto the maps the night before departure. So when would be a good time to download the addendums? If the addendums are truly updated instantly I have to pick the latest time possible. If there is a 1 month "processing" time I can relax and have it done a quiet weekend in May.

Lucas

Offline CMajernik

Re: How quickly are addendums updated?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 01:16:56 pm »
We try to update addenda monthly. Some months we are busy with map printing deadlines so we will do it the following month. I can tell you the next updates to the online addenda will occur in April and June. And no, addenda are not added instantly when we receive them.
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
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