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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Posted on 16 September 2019 by Kai Pastor

Mapper 0.9.0 is coming closer. There has been a lot of progress since v0.8.4. While we didn’t report any details here, we continued to provide snapshots of the development work for testing. The ‘unstable’ builds we used to provide for Windows via Open Build Service have been replaced by ‘dev’ builds for Windows, macOS and Android, published on our Releases page on Github. These builds are done on Microsoft’s Azure Pipelines service now, and we will create the official releases in the same way. Continuous integration in Azure Pipelines already helped a lot in verifying the quality of the source code.

The latest ‘dev’ build was published yesterday. Its major addition is support for enabling touch mode (i.e. the mobile user interface) on PCs, and access to the GPS location on Windows (for tracking in touch mode).

Since v0.8.4, the most prominent improvement is the extended OCD import and export, which now covers more versions and features. Another addition is GeoTIFF support. Of course there were significant updates to third-party components, and updates required for supporting new Android versions.

By testing the dev builds, you can help us to remove sharp edges before releasing Mapper 0.9.0.

There is work-in-progress on ISSprOM 2019 and ISOM 2017-2 symbol sets, but these are not included yet.

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Posted on 24 December 2018 by Kai Pastor

This patch release contains bug fixes, minor improvements and updated translations. Key changes:

  • Adds a “Toolbars” menu to the “View” menu, make un-hiding of toolbars easy (#1155).
  • Fixes printing and PDF issues with templates (#1163), opacity, grid lines (#733).
  • Fixes issues with details missing from maps being used as templates on Android (#1186).
  • Adds transparency to the default color for unstyled areas in GDAL/OGR templates, making overlap immediately visible (#1161). As an alternative, we added a setting for displaying GDAL/OGR templates in baseline and/or hatching style.
  • Fixes an issue with GDAL/OGR not being used by default for DXF and OSM (#1166).
  • The Android app no longer stores the compass-derived view rotation which could not be reset on the desktop (#1165).
  • Fixes some crashes on Undo operations related to Map parts (#1168).
  • Mitigates issues when using tool buttons during drawing (#1175).

Find the resolved issues on Github.
Known issues in v0.8.4 will be collected there, too.
The release contains 82 commits since 0.8.3, changing 72 source files, contributed by 11 persons.

Thanks to all the contributors and reviewers!

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Posted on 22 October 2018 by Kai Pastor

This patch release contains bug fixes and updated translations. Key changes:

  • The Android app now explicitly tells the system’s “media scanner” when it wrote a file. This should resolve most issues with invisible or corrupted files (which were healthy and valid on the Android device).
  • On Android, the GPS location marker is now much more visible, and it blinks after move-to-my-location.
  • Copy-and-paste of text objects will no longer create duplicate text symbols.
  • The application no longer crashes when undoing simple map part merges or when deleting GDAL parameters.

Find the resolved issues on Github.
Known issues in v0.8.3 will be collected there, too.
The release contains 59 commits since 0.8.2, changing 69 source files, contributed by 9 persons.

Thanks to all the contributors and reviewers!

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