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MAPPING RESOURCES (updated 18 May 2021)

A small collection of MAPsport's reference data. Those with the description in red deal with conversion of files to new specifications.

Link Description Upload Date
ONZ Rules Revision: May 2021 Submission Submission from the ONZ Mapping Committee to the ONZ Council. May 2021
ONZ Rules Revision: Feb 2021 Submission Submission from the ONZ Mapping Committee to the ONZ Rules Revision. Feb 2021
IOF MTBO Mapping Draft - Response #3 MJW Response to IOF MTBO Commission Part 3 dealing with Off-Track Travel. See below for the IOF draft. Jan 2021
IOF MTBO Mapping Draft - Response #1/2 Response Parts 1 and 2 dealing with matters OTHER THAN Off-Track Travel. See below for the IOF Draft. Dec 2020
OCAD 11 file for ISOM2017-3 Symbols and Legend OCAD 11 file for ISOM2017-3, that's with the 2018 changes, as downloaded from OCAD 21 Sep 2019. And a new colour order/overprint settings from Appendix 1 which came into effect sometime during 2020. A few symbol features may have been lost in saving back to version 11. The file contains a legend suitable for printing at 1:7500 for fieldwork, or you can use it as a source of symbols for OCAD or OOM. Note the CMYK values are for offset printing, you may wish to tune them for your laser service. The changes are documented on the IOF website. Dec 2020
PDF file for an ISOM2017-2 or 3 Fieldwork Legend PDF containing a fieldwork legend at 1:7500 for the latest Spec ISOM2017-2 or 3. This is the one with the 2018 changes, downloaded from OCAD 21 Sep 2019. Colour changes in Appendix 1 affect the OCAD but not this pdf version. Dec 2020
MAPsport's Combination ISOM/ISSprOM Symbols Description of a combined ISOM/ISSprOM set of symbols and colours, to fill the gaping hole between ISOM 1:15,000 and ISSprOM 1:4000 specifications. Based on ISSprOM but borrowing symbols from ISOM, ISMTBOM and the School Symbol set. A careful path has been trodden between somewhat different colour orders and numbers. Dec 2020 version has colour tweaks for laser printing at OHV's printer. Dec 2020
OCAD11 file for the above OCAD11 file containing a combined ISOM/ISSprOM set of symbols and colours, as above. Scale 1:5000, may be used as is or enlarged for larger scales. May be used as is BUT NOT REDUCED for smaller scales provided less detail is mapped. Extensions from ISSprOM have a red dot in the icon. Symbols from ISSprOM which are avoided are there but protected. Dec 2020 version has colour tweaks for laser printing at OHV's printer. Dec 2020
IOF MTBO Mapping Spec Draft 13.2 and Michael's Summary Draft 13.2 of MTBO Specification revision provided by MTBO Commission after years of agitating by Michael Wood Nov 2020
ONZ Mapping Bulletin Oct 2020 An impressive lockdown project, the powers and limitations of Lidar data, ongoing changes to the sprint mapping specification, and Facebook groups for mappers. See also update to Sep 2019 OCAD file for ISSprOM below. Oct 2020
SOFT 2018 Study on Eyesight vs Age 2018 Study prepared for Swedish Orienteering Federation on Eyesight with Age. Translated via Google for the ONZ MC, with special treatment of the graphs. Oct 2020
ONZ Rules Revision: Oct 2020 Submission Submission from the ONZ Mapping Committee to the ONZ Rules Revision. Oct 2020
ONZ Rules Revision: Latest Submission, and Earlier Submission. Submissions from the ONZ Mapping Committee to the ONZ Rules Revision. Aug 2020
ONZ Mapping Bulletin Apr 2020 Ideal Lockdown project: updating sprint maps to ISSprOM; and polishing off the conversion of remaining ISOM maps. Apr 2020
ONZ Mapping Bulletin Sep 2019 Advice to mappers about adopting the new Sprint Specification ISSprOM2019. There's also a less technical version aimed at clubs. Sep 2019
OCAD 11 file for ISSprOM2019 Symbols and Legend OCAD 11 file for the new Sprint Spec ISSprOM2019. This comes into effect in 2020. Straight from OCAD, a few symbol features may have been lost on saving back. It contains a legend suitable for printing at 1:2000 for fieldwork, or you can use it as a source of symbols for OCAD or OOM. It includes CMYK changes according to Appendix 1 of ISOM - be wary. The changes are documented on the IOF website. This re-created file picks up colour changes in June 2020. Sep 2019 Updated Oct 2020
PDF file for an ISSprOM2019 Fieldwork Legend PDF containing a fieldwork legend at 1:2000 for the new Sprint Spec ISSprOM2019. This comes into effect in 2020. The changes are documented on the IOF website. Sep 2019
OCAD's CRT to convert ISSOM to ISSprOM, WITH COMMENTS CROSS REFERENCE TABLE to go from a recent ISSOM2007 file to the ISSprOM one. We call this a "vanilla" CRT as it doesnt contain extra user-added symbols, but the COMMENTS in it make it much easier to edit. You might choose this method if (a) you have lots of files to convert or (b) you dont have OCAD 12 or 2019 which have an easier convert function. (NB my computer thinks crt files are security certificates. I have provided it here as a text file. Before using it with OCAD you'll have to change the extension to crt.) Sep 2019
ISSprOM2019 Conversions Collected Hints, Difficulties and Issues with ISSprOM Symbol Conversions. Temporary page, will end up on the ONZ website in due course. Please add your own contributions by writing to the Mapping Committee. Aug 2019
ONZ Mapping Bulletin May 2019 Opportunities for basemap production; Ongoing Changes to Mapping Specifications; Some views on scales. From the Mapping Committee. May 2019
Raw Lidar Data for NZ Orienteering Magazine-level summary of developments in topographical data and software which provide more information about the ground and the vegetation. The process, its benefits and limitations. From the ONZ Mapping Committee. Dec 2018
ONZ Mapping Bulletin Sep 2018 Considerations for mapping software for orienteering - OCAD licensing and the free OOM. From the ONZ Mapping Committee. Sep 2018
AOC's Experience with OCAD 2018 Views supplied by Selwyn Palmer, Mapping Officer for AOC and the recent Oceania/Masters events. Presents considerations for mapping software choice for a large club with several active mappers, but may be helpful for other clubs too. Sep 2018
OCAD's Symbol Conversion Tool A draft guide to the OCAD (Version 12+) tool for converting symbols from ISOM2000 to ISOM2017. This is an alternative to modifying a CRT table for your commonly-used symbol sets - there are pro's and con's for each method. Temporary page subject to change, latest version 18 Sep 18, may end up on the ONZ website in due course. Comments welcomed by the Mapping Committee. Sep 2018
ISOM2017 Conversions Collected Hints, Difficulties and Issues with ISOM2017 Symbol Conversions. Temporary page, will end up on the ONZ website in due course. Please add your own contributions by writing to the Mapping Committee. Sep 2018
MAPsport's ISOM2017 Symbol Extensions DESCRIPTION of a set of symbol and colour extensions from the OCAD default for a 1:15000 ISOM2017 map. Having had some experience with the new spec, this is my composite symbol set for standard foot-o, rogaines and MTBO. Pleasing to see some of my extensions incorporated in the std OCAD symbol set:-)) See also "MAPsport's Hidden Symbols" below. May 2018
OCAD 11 file for above OCAD 11 file containing a set of symbol and colour extensions from the OCAD default for a 1:15000 ISOM2017 map, or a Rogaine/MTBO map. PLUS MAPsport's hidden symbols. Make a 1:10,000 version using the enlarge/reduce symbol feature. May 2018
CRT file for above CROSS REFERENCE TABLE to go from the ISOM2000 file with MAPsport extensions, to an ISOM2017 file with MAPsport extensions. For clients to whom I have supplied maps OR to use as a starting point for your own CRT - fully commented. (NB my computer thinks crt files are security certificates. I have provided it here as a text file. Before using it with OCAD you'll have to change the extension to crt.) May 2018
Michael on ISSOM20XX,
Selwyn on ISSOM20XX;
and finally the Mapping Committee's submission.
Issues of concern with the proposed ISSOM20XX (Sprint mapping Specification), and the Mapping Committee's recommended submission. Mar 2018
MAPsport's Hidden Symbols Description of a set of symbols to aid the cartographer behind the scenes. Such symbols are hidden on production maps. Many mappers use temporary symbols like these, the value of this is the consistency in symbol/colour numbering, and keeping clear of the "proper" numbers. 200X
Upd Mar 2018
OCAD 11 file for above OCAD 11 file containing a set of symbol and colour extensions from the OCAD default for a 1:15000 ISOM2000 map. PLUS MAPsport's hidden symbols. Make a 1:10,000 version using the enlarge/reduce symbol feature. 200X
Upd Mar 2018
NZ Topo50 Map Extents Supplied by Land Information New Zealand. There used to be a table on their website but has disappeared. Perhaps they think everything is seamless these days, but there are a number of times when we need to know the map ID, for example the imagery tiles use this in their naming convention. These are NZTM coordinates. Jul 2016
NZMS260 Map Extents Supplied by Land Information New Zealand. It used to be on their website but in the excitement of going over to the NZTopo50 maps they threw this baby out with the bathwater! These are NZMG coordinates. Oct 2009


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