It is probably not possible to recognize an entire group, but it has been local club Mapping Directors, working unrecognized in the trenches, who have borne the expense of the evolution of orienteering maps over the past decade. Many of them have contributed significant sums out of their own pocket for expensive printers and computers so that their clubs could keep up with this evolving technology.
Yes, our club no longer uses offset maps. But it was our Mapping Director who recognized the extreme expense of offset, and went out and purchased for himself a very expensive printer so that Sunday-morning orienteers could enjoy a custom color map imprinted with their Yellow course. Quite a contrast to my first b&w orienteering map twenty years ago! Thank you Mapping Directors.
BG did at some point say that if a salary were thrown his way he'd happily work to develop O...
And I think working with local schools and college/unis, one could get partial funding of a job.
Eg Pay someone minimum wage, but allow them to get paid supplementally by colleges/schools...
I think colleges is a better place than schools. Catching people once they are able to transport themselves to places seems to reap more rewards than catching those who have to rely on overworked parents.
We need a free agent. Not someone, for better or worse, subject to what in some contexts is called "regulatory capture."
He's Canadian but Mike Waddington
The problem with movers/shakers is that people can be for it at the start, but then are resistant to being moved and shaken (or stirred).
Movers and shakers tend to get annoyed with that quickly.