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OCAD – the powerful Swiss software application for Cartography and Orienteering.

For creating and editing interactive and printed maps such as topographic maps, city maps and orienteering maps.

Available in 17 languages. Successfully used in the cartography, city and surveying offices, universities and orienteering clubs.

OCAD News

Improved smoothing of contour lines

With the help of the topographic position index (TPI), contour lines are smoothed much better than before.

Improved smoothing of contour lines

Color Definitions for Orienteering Maps

The IOF has updated the recommendations for Printing and Color Definitions according to modern practices.

 New Color Definitions for Orienteering Maps.

Discover the strengths of OCAD!

Choose cartography or orienteering by clicking on the respective picture.

Import Data

Use Existing Geo Data

Use existing and current spatial information data for your base map provided by national survey authorities or Open Street Map (OSM).

CaptureData

Capture and Derive Your Own Spatial Data

Enrich your map by capturing map features yourself using GPS, laser range finder and analyzing digital elevation models (DEM) or LiDAR data.

Drawing

Create Your Own Map Symbols

Assign your data to own created maps symbols. Use the unique drawing, editing and generalization tools to produce maps for the most demanding requirements in cartography.

Export Map

Print and Export Your Map

Finalize your map with a layout for printing, export for further digital use or create an interactive web map version.

MultipleRepresentation

Multiple Representation

Alter your map features in different representations without affecting your original map. However, if you change the original, the different representations will adopt these changes.

Thematik Mapper

Thematic Mapper

Visualize your statistical data with the Thematic Mapper. A step-by-step wizard assists you to get spatial overview of a specific theme or subject area.

LiDAR

Analyse Laser Scanning Data and Digital Elevation Models

The processing of LiDAR data and Digital Elevation Models is the heart of the OCAD Orienteering edition. Create contour lines, hill shading or vegetation maps in just one single step.

BestMapping

Prepare Existing Geodata for Mapping

In addition to LiDAR and DEM data, import cadastral surveying data, OSM data, display aerial photos or get information from Web Map Services (WMS), Google Maps or Google Street View.

Support

Capture Spatial Data with a Mobile Device

OCAD runs on Tablet PCs. In addition, OCAD has a real-time GPS connection tool and offers a connection to a laser range finder for faster and more precise mapping in the terrain.

Drawing

Use the Sophisticated Cartographic Drawing and Editing Tools

Benefit from a large number of functions, which makes drawing and editing more easy and accurate. Use the latest International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) symbol sets for drawing and convert old maps to the new ISOM standards.

FinishWork

Finalize Your Map with a Layout

Finalize your map with a layout layer, which allows you to add peripheral information to a map. Export your map to one of the many formats for printing or further use.

CourseSetting

Set Orienteering Courses

OCAD provides completely integrated functions for course setting in orienteering, from simple courses to complex relay projects.

#1 Cutting-Edge Cartography Tools
Due to the regular and free updates of the subscription model, you will immediately benefit from OCAD’s latest cartography tools to streamline your map production. Your OCAD is always up equipped with the latest technology and standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

#2 Easier planning – Attractive Subscription Prices
With the lower pricing of the entire product portfolio OCAD offers an easier entry to the latest technology. At a fair price point, you will continue to get the proven quality of OCAD software and support. Moreover, you gain new functionality even faster than before. Details on terms and the pricing can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.                                    

#3 Efficient and Carefree Team Work
Thanks to the subscription option “OCAD for Teams” you can transfer your license to others immediately. If you synchronize your OCAD file and installation with a cloud service (e. g. Dropbox, OneDrive etc.) you avoid compatibility problems between different OCAD versions, files and functionality. Everybody involved works with the same and most current version.               

#4 Comfortable License Management
With the OCAD License Manager you can create organisations and add team members. This way, you always have an overview of whether and what kind of license your members currently have (subscription team license, subscription single user license, license of earlier OCAD versions). Team licenses can be automatically transferred to a member once every 24 hours.                 

#5 Support by OCAD Experts
Do you have any questions about software or license management? Get technical support from OCAD experts with the subscription model. As an OCAD user, you will have access to numerous tutorial videos and extensive learning aids, such as the OCAD Wiki and tutorials. This allows for the optimal use of OCAD at any time.                                                                                  

#6 OCAD Viewer
The free OCAD Viewer is installed with every OCAD edition. With it you can continue opening and printing your map files even after your subscription period has expired.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

OCAD 2018 Editions –  Cartography and Orienteering 

Choose between:
Cartography
Cartography
Mapping Solution
Mapping Solution
For use in professional cartography to create city maps, topographic maps and thematic maps.
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For use in professional cartography to create city maps, topographic maps and thematic maps.
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480.- CHF / Year *800.- CHF / Year *
  • *All prices excluding VAT.
    *All prices excluding VAT.
Orienteering
Orienteering
Orienteering
Orienteering
Perfect to produce Orienteering Maps.
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Perfect to produce Orienteering Maps.
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144.- CHF / Year * 250.- CHF / Year *
Orienteering
Orienteering
Starter
Starter
Suitable for Starting with Cartography. Including Course Setting Module.
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Suitable for Starting with Cartography. Including Course Setting Module.
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72.- CHF / Year *120.- CHF / Year *
Orienteering
Orienteering
Course Setting
Course Setting
For Course Planning in Orienteering Sport.
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For Course Planning in Orienteering Sport.
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24.- CHF / Year *48.- CHF / Year *

OCAD 2018 Trial

Try OCAD Full Version free for 21 days.
Please register to request the trial version.

Free OCAD Viewer

With the free OCAD Viewer you can use the OCAD files in exactly the same way as the creator of the map has determined.

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