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Coming soon: OCAD 2018!

OCAD 2018 will be released soon. The Beta version is available for testing to all OCAD 12 users free of charge. Please visit our new OCAD 2018 Wiki how to download and install it. Two of many new features available in the OCAD 2018 Beta version: Stronger smoothing of contour lines in flat areas using […]

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IOF ISSOM 20XX Final Draft for Sprint Orienteering Maps Released

The international Orienteering Federation (IOF) published a final draft of the new International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM) in February 2018. OCAD has created a new ISSOM 20XX Final Draft symbol set and released a Service Update for OCAD 12. OCAD 12 users can download this Service Update via Help menu -> OCAD Service Update. […]

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Access MapAnt WMS in OCAD

One year ago, MapAnt elated the orienteering community by releasing a gigantic automatically generated orienteering map, covering almost every part of Finland. From December 2017 onwards the MapAnt-map can be accessed via WMTS and WMS. OCAD pre-configured the MapAnt WMS in its latest service update. Like this it’s very easy to extend an existing orienteering […]

New Course Setting Symbol Sets in OCAD

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Rules Commission released the updated IOF Control Descriptions (ISCD 2018) last week. The International Specification for Control Descriptions will come into force on 1st of January 2018. The new OCAD 12 Service Update 12.3.0 contains new course setting symbol sets which are fully compatible with the new ISCD 2018 specification. […]

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OCAD as Cloudable App

OCAD 12 runs as app on clouds like DropBox or OneDrive. For example you can install your  OCAD license once in the cloud of your desktop computer and synchronize the app on your laptop. During the OCAD installation change the default installation folder to a folder from your cloud storage. Start OCAD on your desktop […]

Enlarge Your Cursor Again

The current OCAD 12 Service Update fixes a problem with the drawing and editing cursor introduced with the new Windows 10 Creators Update. After installing the Windows 10 Creators Update, the OCAD cursor was very small on computers with high-DPI monitors (often laptops).   Check the option Scale cursor size in the OCAD Preferences to […]

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OCAD 12 Symbol Set Conversion: The Easiest Way to Update your Orienteering Map with ISOM 2017 Symbol Set

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) published the new International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) in April 2017.  The OCAD AG has created a new ISOM 2017 symbol set and released it in the OCAD 12 Service Update 12.2.1. Thousands of existing Orienteering maps need to be updated in the next years with the new symbol set. […]

Open Street Map to ISOM 2017

There is a new features available in the current version of OCAD. You can create a new orienteering map based on open street map data. Click on File -> New Map Wizard. A dialog appears. Choose ISOM 2017, set the scale and click on the button with the three dots to choose a filename.Click Next. […]