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Mapping

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 12 February 2015, 3:48 PM  
Yes, short answer is to wait.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 17 February 2015, 4:02 PM  
I still issue f-words when drawing buildings. But as well as Dwayne's tip (page 50) I'm fixing partially completed or wrong objects with the "re-shape" tool. (Might only be in version 11.) According to the drawing mode most recently used this can preserve right angles if you want it to. It has also revolutionised map fix-up. No more fiddling with points or tangent handles, just redraw the offending bit. I didn't notice it for quite a while - thanks Mark Roberts.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 17 February 2015, 7:22 PM  
In OpenOrienteering to snap to existing objects when starting to draw or while drawing a path, hold Shift. Then hold Ctrl while drawing the path and it will snap to right angles.

Or to draw a new object with the same alignment Ctrl+click the original object before starting to draw the new path. Drawing angles will then be automatically constrained to the picked direction (and its perpendicular directions) until you press the Ctrl key.

Maybe this is an OOM innovation and not in OCAD. I have used this a lot in the past few days for drawing lots of buildings and has been very useful.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 19 February 2015, 4:25 PM  
Did another Blind-O last night. A far more relevant name than "sprint".

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 4 March 2015, 10:29 AM  
Ditto. Even worse.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 4 March 2015, 11:07 AM  
What are you actually suggesting is the problem and therefore solution?

Sounds like the local maps are not up to international standard and have too much detail making detailed areas unreadable. Or are you suggesting you would have the same problem even on international standard maps (ie ones used for World Champs or World Cups) and therefore a scale of 1:3,000 may be one solution? Or something else?

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 5 March 2015, 10:20 AM  
Thanks for the chance to re-cap Fraser. The spec representation of urban paths is unsatisfactory, at least for older eyes as the ability to discriminate pale colours decreases. Mappers are including too much detail for 1:4-5,000. Particularly for tiny gaps with and without obstacles, but also porches and balconies. And the lack of recognition that a larger scale should be used for older age groups (or everyone, if the same map is served up for all).

Some solutions: use of the stronger browns/sidelines of the rural path spec; use of the bolder dashed line symbol 506; generalisation; larger scale (at the printing stage not the mapping); generalisation; generalisation.

Going to a larger mapping scale to fit more detail in is certainly an option too, and this parallels the ongoing debate over 1:15,000/1:10,000 for standard mapping.

Show Profile  Rog Posted: 26 March 2015, 12:42 PM  
On those long print runs - ever start to wonder what is being stuck to the pages to make your map? Printer toner is mostly powdered plastic—and that’s key to the whole technology http://www.wired.com/2015/03/whats-inside-printer-toner/

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 10 April 2015, 10:56 PM  
Paul, why the grey bridges on the nationals map?

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 10 April 2015, 11:17 PM  
It was an honest attempt to define the difference between a short rock face and a crossing point, which unfortunately look the same. We were very reluctant to change the shade very much presuming it may be critiqued. The final product difference was only just distinguishable. The idea originated from reading discussions about the future ISOM201x possibility of having dark grey as an option for either man-made features, or rock, on a map with many items that clash. There is no presumption that this will eventuate but it helped us with our little problem.

Show Profile  rhigham Posted: 19 April 2015, 11:39 AM  
First completely paperless map making process in NZ?
Red Kiwi have just hosted the NI Secondary School Champs. The long was held on a new map at Scotts Ferry which was based completely on LIDAR data and field-worked on a tablet (with external GPS assistance) using MOMAP software - no paper at all.

Show Profile  The Map Guy Posted: 20 April 2015, 7:30 PM  
Well done Russell. Did you ever print a paper draft for checking purposes? We still have to carry a piece of paper to read whilst orienteering.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 7 May 2015, 4:35 AM  
Russell could you provide some insight into your experience and the setup you used: what sort of tablet? did you use a gps receiver? Which software package?

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 10 May 2015, 9:10 PM  
Be good to hear more from Russell but in the meantime http://o-zeugs.blogspot.ch/2015/05/mappers-blog-furstenwald-setup.html

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 20 May 2015, 1:13 PM  
Current all-in-one printer recommendations? I'm just thinking about my own needs as a mapper - scanning, low numbers of drafts for checking and fieldwork; bit of text of course. Current Epson has outlasted a couple of printers, and I don't seem to lack any function. It would be good to avoid paying a mint for ink but I'm not optimistic.


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