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One-Click Map on a new level

For many years, a vision of OCAD has been to create a usable orienteering map with just one click.

With the latest OCAD Update we have come a step closer to our vision.

Thanks to freely accessible geodata, excellent maps for Switzerland and Finland can be created with the New Map Wizard. The trend towards freely available geodata can also be observed in other countries and we hope to be able to include these countries in the function as well in near future.

Video examples:

More information is available in the OCAD Wiki. The whole auto-generated Jukola 2020 Map Rovaniemi can be downloaded here.

Note: The geodata import for Finland and Switzerland is still a Beta version. Feedback is welcome.

Extract of auto-generated map from Jukola 2020 in Rovaniemi.
Extract from auto-generated sprint map of Baar.

Symbol Set for School Orienteering Maps

Until recently, there were many symbol sets for drawing school orienteering maps. Therefore, the IOF Map Commission has been commissioned to produce a simple set of symbols for school maps for scale 1:1000 to 1:2500. The basis for the symbol set for school orienteering maps is the ISSprOM 2019. All symbols of ISSprOM 2019 have been enlarged to 125% and 6 additional symbols have been added (see pictures below).

If you like to use this symbol set in OCAD:
– File > New
– Map type: Orienteering map
– Load symbol set from: Symbol Set for School Orienteering Maps 2019.ocd

The default Map scale is 1:1’000. If you like to draw your map in a different scale, just enter the desired scale. Do not Scale symbols.

Playground equipment
Bench
Table
Pole
Lamppost
Hydrant

OCAD Survey

As OCAD team we pour our energy, heart and soul into the improvement and further development of OCAD. But are we on the right track? We are always open for feedback and the implementation of customer wishes.

That’s why we invite you to participate in our survey and state your opinion.

Go to the OCAD Survey

We would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much.

Update Sprint Maps to ISSprOM 2019

On 1 January 2020 the new ISSprOM 2019 came into force, which defines the mapping standard for sprint orienteering maps.

Sprint maps, which were still drawn according to the old ISSOM 2007 standard, can be easily updated to ISSprOM 2019 using the function Symbol Set Conversion.

We prepared a short Video on YouTube, which explains how to convert your maps to the new standards.