I believe that something extraordinary has happened, that will be be beneficial for both orienteering and Virtual-O.
I have made an agreement with IOF about usage of International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM 2000) in Virtual-O.
ISOM is an document that provides an explanation of all symbols used in orienteering maps. And even more.
I have permission to use it in its entirety and parts of it.
My plan is to show few random symbols explanations while loading map. This method is often used in games to present some information to player.
I believe that it’s nice way how to explain something from orienteering to users step by step. Not many people people will read whole ISOM at once. But presenting
few symbols explanation while they are basically waiting will be much more effective.
(and it looks that I have another surprise for this screen, but I will reveal it later…)
And I would like to attach PDF inside of Virtual-O installation. As it’s helpful resource for orienteers. And it doesn’t matter if you are beginner or advanced runnner.