Often, an orienteering competition starts with a marked route to the start point. Nowadays, you also mark the Map Issue Point. It’s the place where you get the map and it is marked with a horizontal line.
There is a symbol 702.000 for the Map Issue Point. If your course setting project contains just one start, that’s all right. However, it get’s annoying if there are more than one start and Map Issue Points, as all of them will be show in Course Preview.
It’s better to include the Map Issue Point into the marked route, that leads to the start point. For that, you need to insert a Corner Vertex into the marked route.
Now, the Map Issue Points will only be displayed if the corresponding course is previewed/ exported.
For a long distance orienteering race, the following courses and classes are offered.
– Long Course, Class WE, Scale 15’000 – Medium Course, Class W18, Scale 10’000 – Medium Course, Class M60, Scale 7’500 – Short Course, Class M80, Scale 7’500
Thanks to the Canvases function, all courses and/or classes can be automatically exported as PDF from a single course setting project in the specified scale and layout. Especially for larger events, this reduces the time required and potential sources of error.
Three new orienteering symbol sets are available in the latest OCAD Update:
Updated ISSprOM 2019-2
Minor Update to ISOM 2017-2
New ISMTBOM 2022 released
Updated ISSprOM 2019-2
The International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSprOM 2019-2) has been updated and is valid from 15th January 2022.
The sprint orienteering symbol sets in OCAD have been updated to meet the new specifications and are included in the latest OCAD Update.
The biggest changes concern the representation of complex urban structures with multiple levels, such as tunnels, bridges or passages. In addition, impassable vegetation and impassable hedges are again displayed with dark green color.
In OCAD, existing sprint orienteering maps can be updated to the new standards in two different ways.
If your map contain the original ISSprOM 2019 symbol set, use the Update Symbol Setfunction.
There was a minor update to The International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM 2017-2) to make the parameters of some symbols consistent (e.g. 709 Out of bounds area). Also, a new symbol 513.2 Retained wall has been added to allow mapping of walls visible from only one side.
In OCAD, existing forest orienteering maps can be updated to the new standards in two different ways.
If your map contain the original ISOM 2017-1 or ISOM 2017-2 symbol set, use the Update Symbol Setfunction.
Thanks to the Fill Bounded Area mode you can draw your map even more efficiently. This function fills empty areas that are bounded by various objects from line or area symbols.
#03: Improved Live Preview
The Live Preview of objects makes their dimension visible already during drawing. Live preview is no longer limited to line objects, but is now also available for point objects.
In addition, a so-called Legibility Halo can be displayed for point objects. The distance of this legibility halo is based on the IOF specifications for orienteering maps and supports the cartographer to draw objects with enough distance to each other.
These were the biggest milestones last year, but stay tuned: We have great innovations in the pipeline this year as well!