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IOF ISSOM 20XX Final Draft for Sprint Orienteering Maps Released

The international Orienteering Federation (IOF) published a final draft of the new International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM) in February 2018. OCAD has created a new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol set and released a Service Update for OCAD 12.

OCAD 12 users can download this Service Update via Help menu -> OCAD Service Update. Please close OCAD before installing the Service Update.

The function Symbol Set Conversion updates the map content of old sprint orienteering maps according ISSOM 2007 to ISSOM 20XX Final Draft automatically. This function keeps its old layout (title, logos and other map elements).

Choose Symbol Set Conversion command from the Map menu.

Choose the Symbol Set Orienteering Map ISSOM 20XX Final Draft 4000 and the CRT file ISSOM 2007 to ISSOM 20XX Final Draft if not already chosen by default.

The old ISSOM 2007 symbols are already assigned to a new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol according to the CRT file. Or you can assign each symbol to another one.

Choose the symbols from the old layout which you want to keep in the new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol set.

Click OK to replace the symbol set.

The new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol set is loaded and the chosen layout symbols from the old map are at the top of the symbol box.

Choose the symbols from the old layout which you want to keep in the new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol set.

For more information please read our Wiki.

New Course Setting Symbol Sets in OCAD

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Rules Commission released the updated IOF Control Descriptions (ISCD 2018) last week. The International Specification for Control Descriptions will come into force on 1st of January 2018. The new OCAD 12 Service Update 12.3.0 contains new course setting symbol sets which are fully compatible with the new ISCD 2018 specification.

Major Changes to the 2004 version

– Optional extra line showing the distance to the start triangle from the timed start.

– New symbols introduced for Trench and Out of Bounds Area.

– Bend moved from Column G to Column F.

– Removal of symbol for Radio or TV control.

New Symbol Sets in OCAD

After installing the new OCAD 12 Service Update, the ISCD 2018 symbol sets for the different scales are available when starting a new Course Setting project.
In a course setting project for forest orienteering (scale 1:15’000 and 1:10’000) the course setting symbols refers to ISOM 2017, for sprint orienteering (scale 1:4’000 and 1:5’000) the course setting symbols refers to ISSOM 2007.

Map Issue Point

The International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM 2017) has a new symbol for the map issue point (symbol number 702). How that works in OCAD? Choose a new ISCD 2018 course setting project and draw a marked route to the start triangle. Add a Corner Vertex into the dashed line. The crossbar for the map issue point appears.

Please note that the new symbol sets are not compatible with OCAD 11 and earlier versions.

OCAD Website: http://www.ocad.com/en/
IOF: http://orienteering.org/new-control-descriptions-published/
IOF ISOM 2017: http://orienteering.org/international-specification-for-orienteering-maps-isom-2017-has-been-published/

Open Street Map to ISOM 2017

There is a new features available in the current version of OCAD. You can create a new orienteering map based on open street map data.

Click on File -> New Map Wizard. A dialog appears. Choose ISOM 2017, set the scale and click on the button with the three dots to choose a filename.Click Next.

Enter a name of a town in the search field and click on Go. Move the map to the center to choose the right area. Change the coordinate system in the bottom.Click on Next.

Change the .crt file to ‘OSM to ISOM 2017.crt’. 

Wait a few minutes and you will get shown the imported OpenStreetMap data with ISOM 2017 symbols. Perhaps you have to delete some huge areas that cover the entire map.

Multilingual Symbol Set

The current version OCAD 12.2.3 contains a nice new feature: multilingual symbol sets.

The new ISOM 2017 symbol set for orienteering maps is available in English, Swedish, French and German. Click File -> New File. Choose Orienteering map and select an ISOM 2017 symbol set. Choose the preferred language.  

OCAD loads the symbol descriptions, symbol tree names and color names in the chosen language.

Other languages and symbol sets will follow.

More about ISOM 2017.

Transfer your OCAD 12 License Easier from One Computer to Another One

OCAD 12.2 has a new function to transfer easier your license from one computer to another one: The License Transfer Utility .

This function deactivates the license on your computer and allows you to install this license on another one. The computer has to be online to deactivate OCAD. After the deactivation, you can open OCAD files in the OCAD 12 Viewer but not edit maps.

Start OCAD 12 and close all open files. Click on License Transfer Utility in the Help menu

Fill out the form and click Transfer to send the request to OCAD AG and deactivate the license. OCAD sends a confirmation email to the entered email addresses. We will proceed your request as soon as possible at the latest within 2 working days.

Click the Close button to close OCAD.

When restarting OCAD the License Activation dialog appears.

You have two options: Click Open OCAD Viewer to open the OCAD Viewer. It is possible to view and print map, but not to edit. Click Reactivate this License to start the Activation Wizard if the license isn’t activated on another computer.

This new License Transfer Utility replaces the License Transfer Form from the website.