Orienteering Markers - Guidance from Niantic
My local park has an orienteering trail guiding walkers around the park. I have subbed a couple of these before and they were accepted however this one was rejected. When I asked for guidance in a Telegram chat of reviewers there were mixed opinions, mostly negative though.
The argument was that people shouldn't be using Ingress/Pokemon to find the markers because they should be using other instruments. However in my mind then trail markers shouldn't be acceptable because most walkers would use the same instruments to guide them around the trail and wouldn't be relying on a game to do so.
I know for a fact that I wouldn't have located these markers without submitting for Ingress/Pokemon however I enjoyed exploring the park for this purpose and I know that other trainers would be the same if there was some guidance that these were acceptable candidates.
Please could Niantic offer some official guidance on these so I know where I stand before submitting the rest of the trail.