Using Airborne Laserscanning Data for Orienteering Base Map Generation

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This tutorial shows how to generate in OCAD 12 an orienteering base map with the Airborne Laserscanning (ALS) test data from Landmäteriet in Sweden.

Link to the data:

Open New File

  • File -> New -> Orienteering map: Choose a file for orienteering maps.
  • Save the create new file File -> Save

Import the Additional Symbol for the Contour Lines from ALS Data

  • Press the Shift key and click File -> Import: OCAD opens the file chooser in Templates folder. Choose the file 'Template DEM Contour Lines.ocd'.
  • In Import OCAD Map dialog choose the options Import all Symbols and colorsand Import colors at the top of the colors table. Click OK.

AlsDataImport 1.png

OCAD added 3 new symbol for the contour lines (1m, 5m, 25m) at the end of the symbol table.

AlsDataImport 2.png

Import ALS Data

Create Base Map