Posted on 05 October 2020 by Kai Pastor

We are proud to announce the release of OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.9.4. This official release includes bug fixes and new features. Key changes since v0.9.3 are:

Enhancements

  • The Paint-on-Template feature (aka Scribbling) learned to fill areas (solid or pattern, GH-1242) and to draw in background.
  • When GNSS tracking is enabled, the viewport can follow the location (aka Tourist mode, GH-987).
  • Templates are loaded after initial map loading, with feedback (but still in foreground, i.e. blocking).
  • Basic support for Geospatial PDF templates (via Poppler and GDAL).
  • Upscaled icons, and increased menu item size, for better usability on Android.
  • Minor OCD support improvements, e.g. export of template visibility (GH-1236).
  • The Find-object tool may be used to visit one match after the other (GH-1512).
  • The object query language was extended with NOT and SYMBOL (GH-1631), adding even more power to CRT files.
  • Translations were updated again.
  • Third-party components were updated again (Qt 5.12.9, PROJ 7.1.1, GDAL 3.1.3, graphics formats, cf. Superbuild).

Fixed bugs

  • Placement of OCD templates in OCD maps (GH-1302).
  • OCD import of hatch/structure orientation (GH-1677).
  • Template alignment and list widget quirks.
  • Georeferencing quirks.
  • DPI selection for image export (GH-1271).
  • Default location source on Android (GH-1629).

This release contains 344 commits with 232 changed files since v0.9.3. Many thanks go to 16 contributors.

Deprecations

This is the last release which will include the legacy file format “OCAD version 8, old implementation”. Don’t worry, the file format continues to be supported by actively maintained code. Only the unmaintainted “old implementation” is to be removed.

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Posted on 16 May 2020 by Kai Pastor

We are proud to announce the release of OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.9.3. This official release includes bug fixes and new features. Key changes since v0.9.2 are:

Enhancements

  • When drawing, follow border lines of line symbols, just as following the middle line.
  • Improved geospatial data handling with GDAL:
    • Detecting drivers by file content if possible.
    • Opening OziExplorer’s files as templates.
    • On import, clip vector data to the declared extent, useful for exports from OSM.
  • Simple support for NMEA position sources on Linux and macOS (e.g. from Bluetooth).
  • Additional space between object control points and selection rectangle.
  • Template list button in toolbar.
  • Translation updates.

Fixed bugs

  • Specifying raster image coordinate reference system.
  • Positioning of new OCD templates, and positioning of some existing templates.
  • Initialization of georeferencing for OCD files.
  • Vector data coordinate transformations for certain CRS, affecting e.g. EPSG:27700 (OSGB36).
  • OSM import of roads.
  • Handling of border line as area outline.
  • Rare crashes.

This release contains 196 commits with 133 changed files since v0.9.2. Many thanks go to 26 contributors.

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Posted on 15 March 2020 by Kai Pastor

We are proud to announce the release of OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.9.2. This official release includes bug fixes and new features. Key changes since v0.9.1 are:

New features:

  • Extended raster file format support via GDAL. JPEG2000 supported again! There is also a new manual page on geospatial data formats in GDAL.
  • CoVe, a Contour line Vectorization tool for raster templates. CoVe manual page
  • Preliminary ISSprOM 2019 symbol set replacing ISSOM. Color list subject to changes.
  • Croatian und Portugese (Portugal) translations (work-in-progress).

Bug fixes and minor improvements resolving…

  • Empty map display in Condes.
  • OCD export of pattern rotation.
  • Georeferencing issues.
  • Template issues.
  • Some crashes.

This release contains 254 commits with 308 changed files since v0.9.1. Many thanks go to 19 contributors.

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Posted on 05 December 2019 by Kai Pastor

We are proud to announce the release of OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.9.1. This official release includes bug fixes and updates. Key changes since v0.9.0 are:

  • ISSkiOM 2019 symbol set.
  • Baseline and hatched areas view for touch mode UI.
  • Export of pattern clipping options to OCD 12.
  • Fixes for georeferencing and coordinate issues.
  • Fixes georeferencing setup and symbol assignment inconsistencies on data import.

This release contains 152 commits with 130 changed files since v0.9.0. Many thanks go to 14 contributors.

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Posted on 22 October 2019 by Kai Pastor

We are proud to announce the release of OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.9.0. This official release includes a lot of work which was made available for testing via unstable “dev” pre-releases. Key changes since 0.8.4 are:

  • ISOM 2017-2 symbol set.
  • File formats:
    • Significantly improved OCD format support, including export up to version 12, georeferencing and symbol icons.
    • GeoTIFF template support.
    • Geospatial vector data export.
  • Tool improvements:
    • The Edit-objects tool respects corners.
    • The Scale-objects tool optionally resizes multiple objects in their original location.
  • Android:
    • Adjustable tool button size.
    • 64-bit support.
    • Standby/background operation improvements.
  • “Touch mode” available for PCs:
    • Keyboard-less fullscreen editing like on Android.
    • GPS support also for Windows/macOS/Linux. Note that access to the Windows location requires .NET Framework 4 and Powershell 2 (included in Windows 10).
  • Significant modernization of 3rd-party components (Qt 5.12, PROJ 6, GDAL 3). Note that this also means that some older versions of operating system are no longer supported by Mapper.

Less visible but nevertheless important is the introduction of a continuous integration process with test automation for macOS, Linux and Windows on the Azure Pipelines services from Microsoft. Together with the Open Build Service for Linux, all release packages are created in an automated way now. This greatly improves our ability to do frequent releases with confidence in quality.

This release contains 845 commits with 517 changed files since v0.8.4. As usual, many thanks go to the 14 contributors, but also to all those who helped finding issues with the ‘dev’ pre-releases. There is work-in-progress on ISSprOM 2019, but it is not included yet.

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