Routing

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This command can be used to find the fastest way by car between two arbitrary points by downloading and importing the vector data on Google Maps.
Routing is only available when the map is geo-referenced.

Routing by entering a location

1. Select Routing in Map Menu to open the Routing dialog.
2. Enter the start and end location.

Routing dialog


3. Click 'Get and import KML file'.

OCAD sends a request to Google Maps API and downloads the generated KML file. This file is temporary saved in the OCAD temporary folder (e.g. C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\OCAD\OCAD11\Tmp\).
OCAD imports the kml file and adds the colors and symbols from the template file. Colors needed for Routing are at the top of the color table.
Color table, routing colors on top


The required symbols for routing appear at the bottom of the symbol box.
Symbol box, Routing symbols are located at the bottom


Finally, the route on your OCAD Map looks as follows.
Routing: The final product



Routing by entering coordinates

Instead of enter the name of the start and end point you can also simply click on these locations on the map.
1. Activate the 'Coordinate' option in the Routing dialog.
2. Click on this button Routing8.png, then click on the start location on your map. OCAD displays the coordinates in the routing dialog. Optionally you can also type in the coordinates manually.
3. Do the same for the end location.

Routing dialog


4. Click 'Get and import KML file' to display the route on your map.

Routing7.png