Posted on 05 July 2012 by Thomas Schöps
The OpenOrienteering team is happy to release the third alpha version 0.3.0 of its free orienteering mapping program today, containing numerous new features and improvements.
Download For Windows: openorienteering-mapper_0.3.0-win-x86.zip
For Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), 64 bit: openorienteering-mapper_0.3.0-precise_amd64.deb
For Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), 32 bit: openorienteering-mapper_0.3.0-precise_i386.deb
To view the integrated manual, the help file viewer “Qt Assistant” is required in addition. For Linux it should be installed by the package manager, for Windows it is provided as a separate download because of the file size. To download it (or the program sources), go to the SourceForge downloads directory.
Highlights Apart from many minor improvements, we would like to point out the following changes:
Templates, data import and export
Exporting maps in OCD 8 format
Loading OpenOrienteering and OCD 8 maps as templates
Exchange of data between map files
Loading GPX, DXF and OSM files as templates, and importing them into maps
New ISSOM symbol sets (1:4000, 1:5000)
Improved symbol documentation
Circle/Ellipse and rectangle drawing tools
Length and area measure tool
Area union, intersection, subtraction and xor tools
Many dialogs redesigned and simplified, Help and Reset buttons added
Input fields display units of measurement
Translations and localization
Number formatting according to localization
Other new features
Program settings dialog
Much faster map drawing especially when interacting with many objects
Copy’n’Paste for symbols and map objects
This is a snapshot release intended for review and testing. Although the ocd export functionality gives the possibility to continue work on maps with other programs in case this should be necessary, this version is not recommended for productive use unless you know what you are doing. We are looking forward to your feedback on bugs, missing features or annoyances.
If you want to work on a translation for Mapper, are a programmer with experience in C++ / Qt, or want to help in any other way, we would like to welcome you at our developer mailing list. Other useful places with resources are:
Git repository with the latest code
Bug tracker, the right place to enter all kinds of issues with the program
Developer wiki with information about the code, or how to start a new translation
Following is an alphabetically sorted list of all people involved in developing this version of Mapper (apologies in case anyone has been forgotten). Thanks to all who helped to make this release possible!
Peter Curtis Jan Dalheimer Eugeniy Fedirets Peter Hoban Henrik Johansson Tojo Masaya Kai Pastor Thomas Schöps