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506 Footpath

A large path, or old vehicle track, which is distinct on the ground.

Colour: black.

Line width 0.25mm, line length 2.0mm, gap 0.25mm

OCAD Methods

Defined as line symbol 506.0. Can be drawn with any tool but bézier or straight line modes are preferable.

If the bézier tool is used, care must be taken as gap spacing is dependent on location of nodes and handles. See bézier topic for more information.

ISOM 1990 Definition

As ISOM 2000

OCAD default definition

The default definition has a gap between dashes of 0.3mm, compared with the ISOM specified 0.25mm. Variation is allowed in the specification, see the Variations in Symbols topic for details.

Drawing Considerations

Particularly important for the competitor is the classification of smaller paths. Account must be taken not only of the width, but also of how obvious the path is to the runner.

See minimum dimensions but specifically - shortest dashed line: at least two dashes.

Pictorial Descriptions

- BOF Rules, Appendix One

A clearly visible narrow route made by people or animals.

See visible path junction

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