Maps · Orienteering · Sport

ISOM migration – v2000 to v2017

The biggest news in the orienteering world now is easily the official sanctioning of the newest successor to the International Specification for Orienteering Maps. ISOM 2017 will come into force on 1 May 2017, less than 3 weeks later; the transition period will end on 1 January 2018, at which point all forest (middle/long distance)… Continue reading ISOM migration – v2000 to v2017

Maps · Orienteering

Release of the ISSOM passability placard for public use

Today I am releasing the ISSOM passability placard, which adorns my sprint orienteering maps since 2015, for public use under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. The license means, in short, that you are free to use the placard in any of your works as long as you attribute it to me (there’s an attribution in the… Continue reading Release of the ISSOM passability placard for public use


Working map preview – Taipingshan district

The Taipingshan district is an “old city” area in Central/Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island. It is named after Victoria Peak which towers behind it. In the 19th century it was densely populated with poor living conditions, and one of the most horrid memories of the city originated here: the bubonic plague, which eventually lead to… Continue reading Working map preview – Taipingshan district