Posted on 28 July 2013 by Kai Pastor

OpenOrienteering Mapper 0.5.2 was released today. This is a maintenance release which fixes a number of problems found in release 0.5.1, and improves the usability of the color and template dialogs. In addition, it brings a new importer which supports OCD files of version 11, 10, 9 and - after activation in the settings - version 8.

Please note that OCD export still is at version 8 only. Round-trip editing of OCD files is not recommended because there are quite a lot of details from OCD files that are not handled by import and export. (This is true also for previous Mapper versions.)

We recommend the update for all users of previous versions. We consider the program stable enough for productive work, though it is always advisable to make regular backups.

Program downloads

Language pack downloads

Additional translations will be released at files/Mapper/0.5.2/translations when they become available. Just download the desired translation and open the downloaded .ts file from the settings dialog.

Documentation and getting help

A basic English manual comes with the program. More resources:

Major changes in 0.5.2

  • NEW: Import of OCD version 11, 10, and 9 files.

  • NEW: Importing template maps (OMAP, OCD) into the current map as adjusted.

  • NEW: After having finished drawing a line, you may still undo the last point as long as the line is selected.

  • Revision of the color and template dialogs..

  • A number of fixes to the OCD version 8 import.

  • A number of fixes to printing and PDF export.

  • A few triggers for crashes removed.

All closed tickets can be found at

Note for Mac users

Mac OS X 10.6 or newer is required. For systems with activated Gatekeeper (10.8 Mountain Lion and partly also 10.7 Lion) the app has to be started once by right clinking on the file and choosing Open. This is because it is not code signed, which would require an annual license fee.

Reporting bugs

The Bug tracker is the right place to lookup and report all kinds of issues with the program. You may also submit feature requests here.


The user wiki is pre-filled with the program manual. If you have hints to share with the mapper community or want to extend the program documentation, please create a SourceForge account and start editing it.

If you are interested in writing a translation, find more information in a developer wiki page. There are no programming skills required!

If you 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. Useful places with resources are: