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Map Tallies

Click on the links below to see the current leader boards of maps covered by members (you will need to log-in before the pages appear).

ACT Maps
Maps Covered
by Day Walk
Maps Covered
on Multi-day Walks

The results are listed for Club members only. There are a couple of reasons why your name may not appear even if you are a member. Firstly, membership status is based on downloaded information from the Club membership database and some manual manipulation of the data, so there the is the possibility of errors being introduced in the list. If you are unable to find your name in the list and you believe that you should be there please send an email to Secondly, if your name on the Acknowledgement of Risks Form is illegible you will not be correctly entered into the Activity database.


1. To be eligible, a map must:

• be published by Land and Property Information NSW or the equivalent government authority in other Australian states and territories.
• not be a Specialty map or a 'print your own' map such as those available from Vicmap.
• meet the following map scale criteria:
• the largest (i.e. most detailed) scale maps to be eligible are 1:25,000,
• where a 1:25,000 map is not published for an area, the eligible map will be the largest scale currently published that includes that area. Examples:
• If an area is covered by a 1:100,000 map, a 1:50,000 map and a 1:25,000 map, only the 1:25,000 map will be eligible.
• If an area is covered by a 1:100,000 map and a 1:50,000 map and no 1:25,000 map, only the 1:50,000 map will be eligible.
• If an area of Canberra is covered by a TAMS 1:15,000 map and a 1:25,000 map, only the 1:25,000 map will be eligible.

2. To be eligible, an activity must

• be on foot and either day or overnight, so bushwalking, canyoning and skiing will be counted, but not cycling or canoeing.
• be listed on the Club program, as a regular or a short-notice activity; activities listed only on the it Bulletin Board are not eligible.
• cover a minimum of 4 kilometres or one hour of active travel.

3. To be eligible, a participant's completion of an activity must be reported by the leader on an 'Acknowledgement of Risks and Obligations' sheet in the usual way. Names must be printed legibly.

4. If an activity occurs on multiple eligible maps, each of the maps will be counted, provided the activity covered a minimum of 4 kilometres or one hour of travel on each map.

5. Participants' achievements will be recorded in three categories:

• Day activity: (defined as starting from Canberra and returning to Canberra between 5 am and midnight on the same day, including travel). Target = 40 different maps.
• Overnight activity: (defined as any activity that is not a day activity). Target = 40 different maps.
• ACT activity: (defined as travelling for a minimum of 4 km or one hour in the ACT section of a map, with two exceptions noted below). Jervis Bay is not considered as being in the ACT. Target = all 16 allowable maps.
• Where an activity and map fit into more than one category the activity will be counted in each category (e.g. a day walk in the ACT on the Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 map will be counted as both a Day activity and an ACT activity), i.e. counted twice. 6. In case of dispute, the Assistant Walks Secretary has the final say.

ACT maps

All of the following 17 maps contain part of the ACT. Bedulluck, Rendezvous Creek, Bredbo, Shannons Flat, Bungendore, Sutton (see note below), Canberra, Tidbinbilla, Colinton, Tuggeranong, Corin Da,m Umburra, Cotter Dam, Williamsdale, Hall, Yaouk, Michelago. Note: 18,000 m² and 1,200 m² of ACT land are on the Bedulluck and Sutton maps respectively. For the Bedulluck map the 4 km/1 hour requirements will be relaxed to 200 m/3 minute for the ACT map count. The land on the Sutton map is in the Majura Firing Range and therefore inaccessible and will not be counted.

Other local maps

To provide an idea of the number of maps that are within a reasonable distance for day trips, there are approximately 32 maps that meet the eligibility criteria within 50 km of Civic (as the crow flies) and approximately 101 maps within 100 km. These are a mix of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps.

Map sources

Maps can be obtained from a number of the bushwalking and camping shops around Canberra, although they all carry only a limited selection of maps. Paper maps can be purchased on-line and NSW digital maps downloaded from the SIX Maps website ( Some other states have similar arrangements for downloading maps. Topoview Raster 2006, published by the NSW Department of Lands (now LPI), is another source although the map quality is not particularly good. In most cases map boundaries are on particular latitudes and longitudes, so map boundaries are reasonably simple to determine. For example, on 1:25,000 scale maps the east/west boundaries are spaced at 15 minute intervals and the north/south boundaries at 7.5 minute intervals.

Keith Thomas Assistant Walks Secretary


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