IOF Map Commission


International Specification for Orienteering Maps
International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps
International Specification for MTB Orienteering Maps
International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps
IOF Control Descriptions
Control Descriptions symbols only
Check list for controlling the map making of major IOF events
Guidelines for using non-offset printed maps in WREs
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)

News on the ISOM revision project (December 2011)

Inofficial translations of the International Specifications for Orienteering Maps

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 Bahasa Indonesia
ISOM Bulgarian
ISOM Czech
ISOM Estonian
ISOM French
ISOM German
ISOM Hungarian
ISOM Italian
ISOM Japanese
ISOM Portuguese
ISOM Russian
ISOM Slovakian

ISSOM Bahasa Indonesia
ISSOM Japanese

Control Descriptions Bahasa Indonesia
Control Descriptions Japanese

International Conferences on Orienteering Mapping

To be held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2012.

Programme ICOM 2012 Lausanne
ICOM 2012 Invitation


International Conference on Orienteering Mapping 2010 – Programme

Presentations from 2010

Map Clinics

To be updated.

Instructor’s kit (external link)
Event maps

Foot orienteering
MTB orienteering
Ski orienteering
Trail orienteering

Evaluation of event maps

Evaluation FootO 2010
Evaluation SkiO MTBO TrailO 2010
Evaluation 2009
Evaluation 2008

Evaluation 2007
Evaluation 2006

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  • Orienteering World Cup Round 2 Stage 1
    5-6 April 2014

  • European Orienteering Championships
    9-16 April 2014

  • World Cup Round 3, European Ski Orienteering Championships
    5-14 March 2014

  • World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships
    5-13 Jul 2014

  • World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014
    1-8 Nov 2014

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