Sort of seriously reflecting on 2020
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The latest OCAD blog announced that OCAD subscription editions now provide a straightforward process to get your maps and courses onto MapRunF.
Starter edition is your low cost route to this simplified process. Plus OCAD Australian and New Zealand buyers can take advantage of a lower price for 3 year subscriptions. Head to ocad.com.au/shop for pricing.
To upload maps and courses to MapRunF, you need to export…
The full post is ocad.com/blog/2020/12/orienteering-with-virtual-controls/
Amongst the continued OCAD improvements are two updates that stand out as being particularly useful.
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.
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.
First click adds a start object, each additional click adds a control point and double click adds a finish object to the map and the course.
This wizard guides you through the first steps, like choosing the right symbol set and loading a map file in the background layer.
With World Orienteering Day 2019 approaching, the orienteering community is stepping up its efforts in preparation for the event.
In the most recent WOD Newsletter, you can read about the approach of both British Orienteering and the Swedish Orienteering Federation. Why not see if any of their ideas might inspire your own activity?
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.
Also, don’t miss out on applying for OCAD WOD Starter Licence!
Before the release of OCAD 2018 in March, I wrote a warts and all post on the features and value of OCAD 2018.
Since then I have become aware of a significant value that may not be readily apparent to current personal users and their clubs.
Clubs could approach their members who hold OCAD licences with a view to transferring their licence to the club. Continue reading Hidden value in OCAD 2018 Team editions