Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, August 06, 2010

Downtown sprint map update


I did a little bit of fieldchecking on the downtown sprint map. I hadn't worked on the map in quite a while and, in fact, I was really more interested in testing out a new mapping tool than making much progress on the map.

I'd mapped the area show below as open with scattered trees. But showing the individual trees seemed like a better approach. I had a few minutes over my lunch hour to make the changes.

I fired up my Iphone and opened the orienteering map CAD program.

I've been lucky enough to have an early test version of an orienteering mapping app from Biggins. It is an early test version and comes with essentially no instructions (which is good, apparently, as it helps identify aspects of the program that aren't intuitive). I zoomed in on the area I wanted to work on, which you can see below:

I opened the symbols and picked the one I wanted.

I started by adding a large tree. You place the symbol by touching the screen. As you touch the screen, a little close-up circle opens. The close-up circle makes it a little easier to place the symbol precisely. If you don't get it quite right, it is easy to move it, too.

I spent a few minutes adding a row of large trees, then changing symbols to small trees and adding a row of small trees.

Then I went and had a bit of lunch.

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posted by Michael | 8:02 PM


hello!!! i would like to ask how can i get this "ghettOCAD" iphone app?
yes, that would be intresting. or when it tha app finished?
This seems to be a great app, how could I get it?
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