'REM MAPS' MAPPING GEAR THROUGH THE YEARS
Photograhy by Francesca Minetto
'REM MAPS' LOGO THROUGH THE YEARS
Early steps, Winter 2005
rem.maps was born in 2004 out of my passion for Orienteering.
I started Orienteering in 1997, doing a lot of races (60-70 a year); it became clear that this was not going to be a mere hobby.
in a couple of years I started enjoying the 'backstage' of Orienteering and so my main goal became to arrange races and draw maps (but I still keep on racing, with 50 races/year).
it's a real pleasure for me to set a course, to draw a map or simply to put down controls out in the forest, but most of all this is a committment to the ones who will use the output of my work (the runners) and my work-mates.
the first rem.map was made in 2002, almost by chance, Castello di Melegnano map, 1:1000, then the passion became a life-job.
my main goal is to draw the most accurate and beautiful maps ever, in order to fulfill the needs of orienteering clubs and competitors. putting on a map what I see around me, using IOF Standard, is the most beautiful thing in the world.