Discussion: First alpha version of OpenOrienteering Mapper released
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For a while I have been working on an open source mapping program as a free alternative to OCAD, today I released its first alpha version.
It is already possible to use it to draw most parts of an o-map. Because many comfort functions are missing and some bugs probably hide in it, I recommend to wait for some more versions if you want to use it for a mapping project. This version is intended for potentially interested developers and adventurous users, so I'd be happy about feedback to the published version, or if you are interested even about contributions to the project.
You can find more information and download links in the respective entry in the project blog:http://oorienteering.sourceforge.net/?p=74
Love your work, Thomas - looking very promising so far. *digs out his C++ compiler and chases the spiders out* :)
OCAD works on Windows machines, Ghettocad on iPads---Is there some mapping software that would work on a cheap Android tablet?
(Also, great news with the OpenOrienteering Mapper---looking forward to trying it out.)
Wow - great work, I'm looking forward to having a play.
Qt and C++ is a great choice (now I must get git).
I think that using Qt leaves Android as an option - see here
... and also on Thomas' page for the software.
Thanks for the nice comments!
I will definitely attempt to make an Android port, but the Qt on Android project is also still in alpha state, that is why I cannot promise anything - I haven't tried it out so far.
Pantech just came out with a waterproof tablet running Android- interesting to see if it would run on that. Doesnt appear to have gps though, but may still be quite useful for field notes under real conditions.
wonder if the maps would be compatible with Purple Pen?
import/export to OCAD 8/10 are on the development roadmap - so you could export and then into Purple Pen...
Conversions to and from .ocd probably won't be 100% accurate, for example dash patterns of lines will come out more or less different. So unless someone invests a huge effort into this feature (my time is limited), a better way could be to export a high-dpi map image, which is already possible, and use that in Purple Pen.
This latest build, for the mac, allowed me to import ocad 8 files. Very exciting.
There is now an 'official' second alpha version which includes the OCAD 8 import feature, you can get it here:http://oorienteering.sourceforge.net/?p=92
There's no Mac binary version yet, though. jimkim, if you want to provide a build of the latest git version (some more or less severe bugs have been fixed the last days), I'd gladly add it to the other versions.
you're making great progress on this. Compiled the latest version on Ubuntu 11.10 this evening without issues. Ocad8 Import crashed on about half the files I tried but ones that did load look really good and the basic toolset works well. Will hopefully get a chance to play with it more fully in the next few days and see if I can't find a common denominator on the import crash.
Clinton, all the OCAD 8 files I have access to import correctly, so if you want another set of eyes on any particular file, please let the dev list (email@example.com) know.
The third alpha version of OpenOrienteering Mapper is out now (finally!). Some highlights of this version are that it is now possible to export maps to .ocd, there are 'official' ISSOM symbol sets and the user interface has partly been improved very much. For more information and the downloads, see the project blog:http://oorienteering.sourceforge.net/?p=107
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