A new version 1.1 of the OCAD Sketch App is available.
How to update the app: – Go to Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iOS). – Search for OCAD Sketch. – Update the OCAD Sketch App.
The most important changes:
Added option to straighten lines with a long press If you stop drawing for 1 second and still press on the display, the previous line segment(s) will be straightened. This option is active by default for scales 0 – 1:5000 (sprint maps). How it works (video).
Added option to download projects, if link or QR code is not working Open a project by clicking on the ‘+’ sign and entering the project ID.
Optimized performance of position tail In the settings you can choose whether the tail consists only of points from today or of all points. Also, the calculation of the tail has been optimized.
Optimized drawing with an active pencil If an active pen (S Pen, Apple Pencil) is detected, all other inputs (e.g. unintentional hand touch) are ignored.
Optimized map navigation Among other things, when moving the map, the zoom level will only change if the difference for pinch zooming is large enough.
At most orienteering trainings and competitions it is customary to survey the control locations in the field before the event and occasionally update the map near the controls.
We’ll show you inthis video how to make the best use of OCAD.
Avoid extra work: Use geoservices in advance
There is lot of geodata available, that helps you to get a nice first impression of the terrain, even if it is unknown to you as a course setter.
E.g. for spint courses in urban areas, the GeoViewer function in OCAD opens Google Street View (or another GeoViewer Service) at the indicated location. This makes it possible to estimate whether a control can be set or not.
Thanks to WMS/WMTS or Online Map Services, it is possible to load survey data or aerial photographs and check whether new buildings (urban) or clear-cuts (forest) are visible.
The use of all these geo-services is of course dependent on their up-to-dateness and a terrain inspection is nevertheless required. However, a quick check with this tool can save a lot of extra work.
Check control sites with OCAD Sketch App
Now when you go to check the control locations in the terrain, the OCAD Sketch App is highly recommended.
You can download the OCAD Sketch App for free on your mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet or iPhone/iPad) and load your courses on it.
This has two big advantages:
The GPS position gives you additional security in the terrain whether you are at the right control site or not.
You can capture map corrections and notes on your mobile device for yourself or send them directly to the controler, map maker or event adviser.