Tag Archives: Orienteering Map Specification

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.

Playground equipment
Bench
Table
Pole
Lamppost
Hydrant

Check Legibility of Orienteering Maps

Nowadays, when mapping with high resolution and accurate base maps, the temptation is great to draw too many and too small objects. This may result in a poorly readable map.

The function Check Legibility veryfies minimum distances between objects, minimum length of line objects or minimum size of area objects according to ISOM 2017.

This will help map makers to find the right degree of generalisation and make the maps better readable. Furthremore, Event Advisers and Map Consultants have a tool to check the maps.

CheckLegibility

Short video about the function on YouTube.
More information on our OCAD Wiki.

The New Orienteering Map Specification ISOM 201X

The IOF Mapping Commission sent the ISOM 201x Final Draft to the national federations.

How to convert an ISOM 2000 map to ISOM 201x in OCAD?

Here is a first approach to convert the objects using a CRT file.
* Open your existing map drawn according to ISOM 2000
* Click Map -> Load Colors and Symbols From: Choose the ISOM 201x file in scale 1:15’000 or 10’000
* Choose Replace existing colors and symbols
* Activate Use CRT file and choose the ISOM2000 zu ISOM201x Final Draft.crt file

Resources:
* ISOM 201x symbol set 1:15’000
* ISOM 201x symbol set 1:10’000
* ISOM2000 to ISOM201x Final Draft CRT (zipped file)

First ISOM 201x impressions from map Ils Aults, 2015:

ISOM201x_2