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Another DamnSillyBigFootIdea

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Is there any mapping software that can be used for free ?

The price of OCAD seems quite high and the licensing restrictive (in that its usually used by mutiple people in a club).

Rhett Orical
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There are at least 3 free solutions:

1. OCAD6 from OCAD. An early version of the popular software, it is provided as freeware by OCAD. It probably looks a bit dated, but was useful in its time and is still an option for beginners.

2. Open Orienteering. This is a new open source orienteering mapping project that looks very promising. It can open OCAD 7 and OCAD 8 files, and save to them. Whilst it is still very much in development, its usable.

3. O-scape is another open source orienteering mapping project. It provides an extension to the popular open source Inkscape vector graphics software. Brooner interviews the author here on Nopesort.