ELVIS lidar data processed through OCAD 2018 DEM import
Mark Roberts recently reported
Just a note that I recently downloaded some lidar data from ELVIS and imported to OCAD 2018 and the results are spectacularly good. The vegetation height function depicts clearings and buildings perfectly:
Mark later remarked that lidar is becoming very readily available and the OCAD processing of lidar is so easy.
VIC lidar data processed through OCAD 2018 DEM import
Following Mark’s report I received ordered lidar data for a permanent orienteering course in Daylesford, VIC. Here in VIC we do not yet have free access, however on behalf of Orienteering Victoria I have established a protocol with DELWP for access to lidar data. As their paid orders take priority it takes some weeks to fulfill an order but the wait is certainly worthwhile.
In July 2017, OCAD Inc added their ISOM2017 orienteering map template. When you File > New and select an ISOM 2017 template, you can read in the displayed Map Notes;
ISOM 2017 – International Specification for Orienteering Maps
CMYK color values optimized for digital printing with Heaven Soft paper on Xerox Versant by frey-print & design, CH-Birr. Copyright OCAD AG 2018-01-18
With a continued move to digital print of orienteering maps, OCAD had decided that it was time to explore a CMYK colour range suited specifically to that medium. (Note that templates are still provided with the original colour table which is more suited to offset CMYK printing). In conjunction with leading Swiss O map printer, Frey Print, they optimised the CMYK colours for Heaven Soft paper printed on a Xerox Versant digital press. Continue reading ISOM 2017 Colour Test
OCAD 2018 is planned to release mid March. Thirty years after Hans Steinegger released the first version of OCAD, the regimen of minor and major updates is changing.
No longer will major updates be held over to the 3 yearly version update. Instead, with the advent of a current practice software subscription model, every scale of update will be released when it is ready.
The subscription service
The two key points about the subscription service are;