Producing Orienteering Maps
is really only one source for good orienteering maps and that is
through the O-clubs. Only an orienteer wants or needs the detail we put
into our maps. As such, they have no public commercial value except for
the occasional procurement by other outdoor adventure organizations. So
it's up to us to develop new maps and keep our older ones up-to-date.
orienteering maps is a multi step process. I have prepared a document
that breaks it down into four major steps with, I hope, a level of
detail that makes the process clear but does not overwhelm you with
details. Just enough to get started.
I have also built a Summary
Cost Table with approximate costs for each step. There is also a FAQ
section with the best answers I have.
It's a .pdf file called PRODUCING AN ORIENTEERING MAP
There are lots of other websites with good map-making information.
There is the IOF (Internationa Orienteering Federation) mapping site that is very detailed but somewhat dated: http://lazarus.elte.hu/mc/ik/ik-start.htm
For new or "junior" mappers, there is an interesting guide at: http://sites.google.com/site/juniormappersguide/home
You can also join the yahoo orienteering mappers group for questions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/O-Map