Mapping

International Specifications


International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM)

International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM 2017)
For printing the booklet at home, you can use this file: ISOM 2017 booklet print
ISOM 2017 Appendix 1 – CMYK Printing and Colour Definitions
ISOM 2017 Corrections approved November 2018

National map commissions can request the original ISOM2017 CorelDraw files for translations (contact the IOF Office iof@orienteering.org). Please report all errors to the IOF Office or to the IOF Map Commission.

Unofficial translations

Translations are made by national federations and private persons. Please note that in any conflict between the original English IOF version and the translation, the English IOF version shall prevail.
ISOM 2017 Bulgarian
ISOM 2017 Czech
ISOM 2017 Finnish
ISOM 2017 French
ISOM 2017 German
ISOM 2017 Indonesian
ISOM 2017 Português (Brasil)
ISOM 2017 Russian
ISOM 2017 Spanish

 

International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM)

International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps

 

International Specification for MTB Orienteering Maps (ISMTBOM)

International Specification for MTB Orienteering Maps

 

International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps (ISSkiOM)

International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps 2014 (updated February 2015)
Ski orienteering map symbols and map scales (PDF)
Ski orienteering map_symbols and map scales (OCAD-9)
Ski orienteering map_symbols and map scales (OCAD-11)

 

Map printing


Test sheet for assessing print quality for orienteering maps

The IOF Map Commission has created a test sheet, which has been printed using spot colour offset printing. The test sheet is free and can be ordered from the IOF Office. With the test sheet it is possible to examine print quality using the following files:
The test file in OCAD 8
Instructions

MC is currently (2019) working on a new test sheet which will be printed using both methods: CMYK+B colour offset printing and laser printing.

 

Other mapping related documents


Symbol set for school orienteering maps 2019
Control process of the mapping for major IOF events (updated February 2019)
Event Adviser check list for map making
Map Clinic Instructor’s kit (external link, some information obsolete)