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I have been told (since I started measuring) that the measurer's name and email or phone should be on every map, along with the date measured. Is this true?

I have looked in the Procedures Manual, and I find no mention of it.

I would say that it is not necessary, as that info is on the Cert, which is now posted with every course map.

Just looking for consistency. I have no problem putting the info on my maps, as I want more work. But, if someone doesn't want to be called to measure another course, or the course was "found to be short by my GPS", maybe having the info on the map, where it is easy to see, is not such a good idea. If someone looks at the cert, they have put more effort into finding the measurer than most will, and I think that is okay.

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The "new" map requirements (now in place since 2020) state that the map should have the measurer's name and contact info.  The map requirements appear on the webpage and are part of the updated Course Measurement Manual.  Please check out for the latest information (thanks to Mark Neal for his diligence in keeping it up-to-date).  The map requirements were developed to make our maps more consistent and easier to find all of the important information in one place. 

It's not for me to decide if that's okay.

But the certificate and the map are PDF files or image files,  and I don't think bots can grab your email address from those types of files.

If you share this application form with "Anyone with the link" then they could get it from that. But if you share it only with specific people who need to see it instead, the bots won't be able to see it.

Actually, I know for a fact that bots and scrapers can and do pick up up email addresses from anything that appears online except for sites that take exceptional steps to prevent this - like for instance. If you've ever wondered how a particular spammer obtains your email address, this is a likely method. I don't know about you, but I still get 2 or 3 spam messages - increasingly, malspam messages - every day, despite taking every possible measure to screen them out. I would counsel against including email addresses in a clickable format on maps for this reason.

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