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Show Profile  Kenny Posted: 8 April 2017, 4:16 AM  
Hubert Klauser of OCAD Inc quickly responded re this topic (see about 6 entries above)as follows;

"The white outline has some advantages (I use it often) but it cannot be used together with the overprint flag in the same symbol. If the white would not background the whole number, you would have problems with flickering between the purple and the white."

Hubert says there is no solution to the flickering of which he is aware. But if you do know a CS brand that can handle properly, white framing with overprint effect,then Hubert (and I) are keen to know of it.

I haven't tried blend mode in place of overprint flag but as Hubert mentioned it, but not as a solution, and as there is no obvious interaction between blend mode and framing, I expect the same result.

I do hope you North Islanders and WMOC/Oceania are not adversely impacted by the weather QLD has been sending you. Looks bad in the bay of Plenty.

Regards, Ken

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 9 April 2017, 3:11 AM  
Thanks very much Ken! I can confirm it is the same with PurplePen and as soon as I turned off the white framing on the numbers the overprint effect was back.

Obviously with numbers there is leeway in their position, but I found the need for overprint especially when using pivots; lots of numbers to fit in, combined with competitors potentially approaching the controls from many different directions.

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 9 April 2017, 8:50 AM  
Thanks for the weather, could QLD please send sunshine this week?
There's a weather related update for Oceania Middle:

Show Profile  blairtrewin Posted: 10 April 2017, 4:58 AM  
Looks like more substantial rain through the middle of this week, although the Easter weekend itself (except perhaps for Friday) doesn't look too bad at this stage.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 12 April 2017, 1:11 PM  
I've added the following to the mapping Wiki under OCAD Symbol Table Maintenance.

I write a report for each map I deliver and I'm including the same thing each time - the “hidden symbols” that I add for internal cartographic purposes. So I've put them on my website as

Show Profile  The Map Guy Posted: 16 April 2017, 6:54 AM  
ISOM 2017 symbol sets are available in the latest OCAD 11 and 12 service updates.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 1 May 2017, 4:16 AM  
The IOF website has a document describing the ISOM2017 changes. Find it via

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 1 May 2017, 4:41 AM  
Note: dimensions are
specified in mm at
the scale of 1:15 000.
All drawings are at
1:7 500 for clarity only.

Oh the irony!

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 9 May 2017, 2:05 PM  
I do like the irony!

There has been an updated version of ISOM 2017 published on 1 May.

I am happy to report they fixed the overprint illustration. The example now shows up correctly for me, plus the two boulders have more space between them.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 11 May 2017, 2:08 PM  
Wonderful Paul:-))

Show Profile  Linley Posted: 11 May 2017, 2:32 PM  
Good one Paul, and at 1:7500 my old eyes still need glasses to see the samples!

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 12 May 2017, 1:21 PM  
thought it would be appreciated

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 7 June 2017, 3:19 PM  
Mapper 0.7.0 released

"This release fixes some bugs with importing OCD files. (Georeferenced templates were imported incorrectly for georeferenced OCD files, #879; Mapper may hang with some files, #875.)"

Michael, will be interesting to hear if this makes a difference to some of the problems you have experienced.

Show Profile  nh Posted: 9 June 2017, 11:42 AM  
Not sure if this will be new for anyone, but it was new for me. Occasionally I like to have the end-dash short for dashed line symbols, such as tracks and minor watercourses, where they form a loop and having two full-length end-dashes joining creates a double length dash which can look odd. I used to have separate symbols for these occasions, with short end dashes. However, I have just discovered that by clicking on the hollow triangle (as if it insert a dash vertex) and then clicking on the end vertices, they become half-length. This is with OCAD 11, possibly this is not the case with other versions. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has played around with this.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 15 June 2017, 6:41 AM  
From a LINZ Data Service newsletter (presume all registered users will have got this but might be news to some. Pruned slightly.) The photo coverage is also continually expanding, we are lucky to have this data freely provided, in some countries and states of Australia you have to pay for it. LINZ quote follows.

Precise national elevation data based on LiDAR

We are working to improve the national elevation data from 20m contours to LiDAR based digital elevation models. We have recently added over 4,000 square kilometres of high accuracy digital elevation models from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, and Canterbury. These datasets include Auckland City, Christchurch, and Tauranga

The bare earth digital elevation models (DEMs) and highest point digital surface models (DSMs) are provided as 1m grids consistently referenced to the NZVD2016 vertical datum, and are based on high accuracy LiDAR captured by local government. Stay tuned for future datasets to be added including the entire Auckland, Northland, and Wellington regions, portions of Nelson and Tasman districts, and portions of the Waikato coast.

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