The latest mapping standard for sprint orienteering maps, called ISSprOM 2019, has been published by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). The document can be downloaded from the IOF website.
OCAD has implemented the new standard in their symbol sets, which you get with the latest Service Update. The ISSprOM 2019 is valid from 1 January 2020. Until then, the current ISSOM 2007 is still in use.
In order to keep track of all the different symbol sets that have been released lately, we created the Wiki page Symbol Set Overview. There you’ll also learn how to convert your maps to the new standards.
- Impassable vegetation (410) is forbidden to cross. Previous ISSOM 2007 Impassable vegetation symbol (421) using green 100% and black 50% has been removed.
- Paved area with little (Brown 30%) and heavy traffic (Brown 50%).
- New symbol for paved area in multilevel structures.
- New symbols for passable walls, fountains and trees.
This new colour palette is poor for colour-blind orienteers. I cannot see the trees or water features against the new darker background. Stick with the old colours for me please.
Thanks for the comment.
We try to strickly follow the ISSprOM 2019 specifications, that’s why there is a new darker background.