Many thanks We’d like to acknowledge the enormous contribution to the mapping community from Michael Wood, who stood down from the Mapping Committee at the start of this year. Michael has single handedly carried the Committee for many years. Thankfully, Michael still continues to share his wealth of knowledge with the committee, as well as any technical issues that he becomes aware of with mapping software. The Committee is still looking for another experienced Mapper to join Michael Croxford and Selwyn Palmer. It’s been a while since the last Mapping Bulletin and the plan is to include monthly updates in Compass Point, each time highlighting a new topic.
New mapping specifications The IOF have released a number of new mapping specifications since the start of this year. Copies of the documents are now available for download on the IOF website and the symbol sets have been updated in the latest updates of OCAD2018. There have been a number of minor updates within ISOM2017-2 to a number of symbols which are listed at the end of the most recent version available online. A new mapping specification has been released for MTBO (ISMTBOM 2022).The NZ MTBO Committee advises that they do not support the revision as it does not adequately represent off-track travel within the New Zealand context and the current advice is not to update maps.