An Aussie/Kiwi of Eureka Orienteers & keen mountain bike trail rider. OCAD user since 1996. Produced trail maps since 2005 for Cyclic Navigator events. In retirement am providing services based on my interests and I particularly enjoy helping the OCAD cartography user community.
Amongst the continued OCAD improvements are two updates that stand out as being particularly useful.
Convertor for ISOM 2017 latest update
OCAD has just released a function to automatically convert your ISOM 2017 map file to ISOM 2017-2 which has just been announced by IOF.
The function Beta version is in the April service update. However, if you haven’t yet been offered that, (as was the case with me) and you need it now, then you can select Help > OCAD Service Update to download and install the Beta version.
Read more in OCAD’s blog post. Take note that if you have a non-compliant ISOM 2017 map file, then you will need to check carefully the symbols reported as being ‘added’. I tested an OCAD 9 file and due in part, at least, to different colour numbers, the prominent trees ended up as a black circle on an orange background. Mind you, their appearance on the map certainly accorded with the symbol name.
New Course Setting Project Wizard
Now this new function marks a significant improvement in setting up a course. If you missed it because it was buried in my World Orienteering Day post, then take a look now.
Or perhaps you might be inspired by WOD Ambassador Daniel Hubmann? In this interview, he tells us about the event he organised for WOD 2018 and explains why he thinks WOD is a great opportunity to promote orienteering to people around the world.