For many years, a vision of OCAD has been to
create a usable orienteering map with just one click.
With the latest
we have come a step closer to our vision. OCAD Update
Thanks to freely accessible geodata, excellent maps for Switzerland and Finland can be created with the
. 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. New Map Wizard
More information is available in the
. The whole auto-generated Jukola 2020 Map Rovaniemi can be downloaded OCAD Wiki . 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.
Efficient navigation through the OCAD window is certainly a time saver.
The most important tricks and tools are summerized
E.g. hold the
SPACE key to change to Pan mode.
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
International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps (ISSkiOM) 2019 is valid since 1st November 2019.
OCAD has adapted its symbol sets for Ski Orienteering accordingly in its latest
New ISSkiOM 2019 Symbol Set in OCAD
In the OCAD Prefernces, you can choose an option
. Activating it, OCAD will save a backup of every .ocd-file you open. You can also create a backup manually by using the Create auto-backup when opening OCAD file funktion in the Create Backup File menu.
You can set a file path for the auto-backup by yourself. Remember clean out the auto-backup directory from time to time.