Tag Archives: Orienteering Map Making

Symbol Set for School Orienteering Maps

Until recently, there were many symbol sets for drawing school orienteering maps. Therefore, the IOF Map Commission has been commissioned to produce a simple set of symbols for school maps for scale 1:1000 to 1:2500. The basis for the symbol set for school orienteering maps is the ISSprOM 2019. All symbols of ISSprOM 2019 have been enlarged to 125% and 6 additional symbols have been added (see pictures below).

If you like to use this symbol set in OCAD:
– File > New
– Map type: Orienteering map
– Load symbol set from: Symbol Set for School Orienteering Maps 2019.ocd

The default Map scale is 1:1’000. If you like to draw your map in a different scale, just enter the desired scale. Do not Scale symbols.

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Update Sprint Maps to ISSprOM 2019

On 1 January 2020 the new ISSprOM 2019 came into force, which defines the mapping standard for sprint orienteering maps.

Sprint maps, which were still drawn according to the old ISSOM 2007 standard, can be easily updated to ISSprOM 2019 using the function Symbol Set Conversion.

We prepared a short Video on YouTube, which explains how to convert your maps to the new standards.

OCAD Workshop in Japan

Jörg Vetter (Reseller for Japan) and Thomas Gloor (Managing Director of OCAD AG) held an OCAD workshop in Japan in mid-October. Topics like New Map Wizard, Use of Real Time GPS, LiDAR Data Analysis, Check Legibility and more were discussed extensively.

Free data as a basis for map making are improving in Japan. All over Japan vector data can be downloaded on a scale of 1:25’000, in urban areas on a scale of 1:2’500. Additionally a DEM with a resolution of 10m can be obtained, in urban areas with a resolution of 5m.

We thank all participants for their interest and the valuable feedback, which we try to implement as good as possible.