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Convert an Orienteering Map to MTBO Map

The current OCAD 12 Service Update contains an interesting new feature for MTBO maps.

If you want to draw a MTBO map and if there exists already an orienteering map, you can easily create the MTBO map on base of the orienteering map.

Open the orienteering map and load the colors and the symbols from a MTBO map. Press the Shift key while you are clicking on Map -> Load Colors and the Symbols from…. Choose the Orienteering Map ISMTBOM2010 in the same scale as your orienteering map is.

The dialog Load Colors and Symbols From appears:

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Press the Shift key and click on the Load button. Choose the CRT file ISOM2000_to_ISMTBOM2010.crt.

The foot orienteering symbols are changed to the mountain bike orienteering symbols.

Perhaps not all of the symbols are known in the MTBO map, because the mapper added new symbols in the orienteering map. These objects have to been assigned. To check if you have objects with unknown symbols click on Select -> Select Objects by Symbols -> Objects with Unknown Symbol.

Clean up the map from unused objects (e.g. slope lines of form lines) and check the classification of the path and track network in the terrain.

Specialization Course: Reviving Thematic Cartography into Digital

The University IUAV of Venice is organising an international intensive post-graduate specialisation course Reviving Thematic Cartography into Digital, Venice, Italy, 14-26 November 2016.

The course is supported by the ICA Commission Cartographic Heritage into the Digital and offers a top-edge dense and focused package of knowledge and implementation skills in Thematic Cartography. At the end of the Course the participants should be able to make decisions and construct their own project getting familiar with relevant professional software like OCAD 12 ThematicMapper (a free license is offered during the course).

Read more…
(The application dealine is 15 September 2016)

OCAD ThematicMapper «Prix Carto» Newsletter

OCAD ThematicMapper «Prix Carto» Newsletter is also available as a PDF document:
http://www.ocad.com/newsletter/OCAD_newsletter_2015-12.pdf

Please exceuse the missing link in the newsletter for the video about creating thematic maps with OCAD XML Scripts:

Create Thematic Maps with OCAD ThematicMapper

Create Thematic Maps with OCAD ThematicMapper and XML Scripts