Tag Archives: Orienteering

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.

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.

Auto-backup

In the OCAD Prefernces, you can choose an option Create auto-backup when opening OCAD file. Activating it, OCAD will save a backup of every .ocd-file you open. You can also create a backup manually by using the Create Backup funktion in the 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.