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Discussion: OCAD8 vs OOM

in: PrueD; PrueD > 2017-10-23

Oct 23, 2017 7:35 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
It must be getting to the stage where Open Orienteering Mapper is superior to the piratable version of OCAD.
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Oct 23, 2017 8:05 AM # 
gruver:
Glad you said "pirateable". Around here, and perhaps at the LiDAR workshop, there's an impression that its legitimate to use OCAD 8 and 9-point-something. One of several elephants in the mapping room.

Have tried to get ONZ to get IOF to pressure OCAD for a more suitable licence. No support from our organisation. Have done testing of file transfer to/from OOM. Problems with geo-referencing. No-one else interested in helping with the testing.

I think the only thing that will budge OCAD is competition from OOM and look forward to discussing this in due course. Rest of ONZ Mapping Committee have declined to reapply so I'm currently the sole cmtee member.
Oct 23, 2017 10:58 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
From one mapping "convener" to another, welcome. Enough said on OCAD8. I have only dabbled with OOM,. At the rate it is improving, it won't be long till it will be irresistible at the price. Its certainly better than OCAD6 which was made available for free when OCAD8 was released. I still use OCAD10 under a club license, having declined the upgrades to 11 and now 12. The cost of a double jump upgrade is little different to buying a full copy. I may be forced to upgrade when map compliance checking is introduced. In the meantime, the pressure towards OOM is being pushed by the use of Android devices for mapping in the field. OCAD will need to release and Android version as part of its Windows license, or become uncompetitive.

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