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Alain Baum
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The hall plans for 2012 are online. WOO! Much earlier than the years before!

Get them here:
http://www.internationalespieltage.de/e200.php4

... or wait until I've combined them into two handy images, as I've done the years before. That will happen within the next few hours

Watch this space!

Edit: And here they are! With booth names for the larger booths.
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Enjoy!

Disclaimer: These are combined images of the hall plans from merz-verlag.com. These images should not be considered as official in any way and should definitely not be used as reference for emergency situations (e.g. to locate emergency exits).


Edit: Left picture updated to include RGG at the BGG booth.
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Re: Hall Plans 2012 are ONLINE!
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Thanks in advance for your efforts
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Thanks! That will be useful
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Thanks, just saved me the effort.
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And here the PDF version of it:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18778135/essen.pdf

Thanks, Alain
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These are great! But there's no labels to indicate which halls they are... or am I missing something? Also, in the first picture there's a label indicating "To halls G, 4, 6" - does that apply to the arrows going towards the left, the top, or the right, or all?
 
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kreikkaturkulainen wrote:
These are great! But there's no labels to indicate which halls they are... or am I missing something?

No, there are no hall labels, but every booth has a label like "10-36", which means it is in hall 10.
The left pic has halls 5, 10, 11, and 12.
The right pic has halls 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and Galleria (GA or G).
I'll add that to the pic captions.

kreikkaturkulainen wrote:
Also, in the first picture there's a label indicating "To halls G, 4, 6" - does that apply to the arrows going towards the left, the top, or the right, or all?

Look at the black and white arrows. These show where this passage leads to. The green letters just mean that you should refer to the other map, where it says "To hall 5".

Anyway, once you're inside, you should be able to find your way easily
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DukeOfEarl wrote:
kreikkaturkulainen wrote:
These are great! But there's no labels to indicate which halls they are... or am I missing something?

No, there are no hall labels, but every booth has a label like "10-36", which means it is in hall 10.
The left pic has halls 5, 10, 11, and 12.
The right pic has halls 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and Galleria (GA or G).
I'll add that to the pic captions.

kreikkaturkulainen wrote:
Also, in the first picture there's a label indicating "To halls G, 4, 6" - does that apply to the arrows going towards the left, the top, or the right, or all?

Look at the black and white arrows. These show where this passage leads to. The green letters just mean that you should refer to the other map, where it says "To hall 5".

Anyway, once you're inside, you should be able to find your way easily
OK, thanks. I am an Essen n00b so I found it a little confusing.
 
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I always like it (I have the worst sense of orientation in the world) to have this complete in one direction, so I combine the pics and print it on both ides of a sheet - overlapping a lot ...

Then I check and highlight the 43 booths I want to visit over the 4 1/2 days - and everything is fine.

Thanks a lot, Alain, for the work!

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duchamp wrote:
I always like it (I have the worst sense of orientation in the world) to have this complete in one direction


the only thing i don't understand is why aren't those maps flipped?
namely, you enter the halls through hall 12 main entrance (most of us) and the Asmodee and Kosmos stands are right in your face and then you go right to the other halls.
it seems it would be much more comprehensive if the plans were the other way (180 degrees rotation)
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duchamp wrote:
I always like it (I have the worst sense of orientation in the world) to have this complete in one direction


the only thing i don't understand is why aren't those maps flipped?
namely, you enter the halls through hall 12 main entrance (most of us) and the Asmodee and Kosmos stands are right in your face and then you go right to the other halls.
it seems it would be much more comprehensive if the plans were the other way (180 degrees rotation)
Enter by walking backwards?
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_Kex_ wrote:
it seems it would be much more comprehensive if the plans were the other way (180 degrees rotation)

Well, the words in Alains map are the way they are. Booth numbers were already done by the organizer of the fair.

Whenever I walk around, I turn the sheet into the corret direction anyway, so it doesn't matter how you print it - just turn it round and round and round, until the booths around you match the map.
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I was wondering if there was someone who could make a nice little android app which turned these pdfs into something so you could click on a booth and the name would pop up?
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doll_face wrote:
I was wondering if there was someone who could make a nice little android app which turned these pdfs into something so you could click on a booth and the name would pop up?

I can't create an Android app, but if someone wants to create one, I can supply a combined map without the booth names, if needed.
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Better yet: Google should integrate these directly into Google Maps...
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Kempeth wrote:
Better yet: Google should integrate these directly into Google Maps...

I know how to do overlays with Google, but not if those work with handhelds.
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Yippee! Thanks for the maps. Now I'm even more exited about My First Essen
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Ooh! excellent...will come in very handy.

Many thanks!meeple
 
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Great thanks !!laugh
 
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A skinned math nerd wrote:
Kempeth wrote:
Better yet: Google should integrate these directly into Google Maps...

I know how to do overlays with Google, but not if those work with handhelds.


Would be awesome if it would. Have not gotten it to work right yet and can't even get it to show up in desktop google maps, but I made this earlier today:


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The official Messe Essen website also offers several types of overview maps as well (although they are of course not combined). Maybe this is useful for some of you who just want to mark down the "places to be".

http://www.messe-essen.de/en/messeessen/frjournalisten/downl...

Maps are 2-D or (isometric) 3-D view and printer-friendly jpg/eps files. This year's Spiel fair is going to be huge! I bet the BGG people alone would fill an entire hall...

See you there, Tobias
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