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Cartographica 1.4

Welcome to Cartographica 1.4, the biggest advance in Cartographica since its initial release. This note details the exciting changes in the software. More information can be found on The Cartographica Blog.

Talking about 1.4

Cartographica 1.4 contains a wide variety of new features, user interface enhancements, performance improvements, and support for many new file formats.

As always, we welcome input from all of our customers and potential customers, through email to support@cluetrust.com as well as via our web support site.

We would also like to encourage the sharing of opinion, feature ideas, and usability issues on our forums at our support site. This is the home of our knowledge base and is a good jumping off point if you run into problems or would like to make a suggestion.

OS Compatibility

Cartographica 1.4 requires Lion or Mountain Lion (10.7.5 or 10.8.1) or more recent in order to function correctly. We take the process of removing support for older versions of the OS very seriously, but there are many new features that we could not reasonably support on versions prior to 10.7. At this time, customers using OS 10.6 will need to remain on the 1.2 versions of Cartographica, which will be maintained for at least six months (May 30, 2013). This includes fixing of significant bugs, but does not include the introduction of new features. We will continue to test for basic forward and backward compatibility between the 1.2 versions and the 1.4 versions, for users in environments where both are in use.

Key Codes

Cartographica 1.4 uses the same keys as all previous versions of Cartographica. However, we have made some modifications to the verification system and therefore it is more important than previously to have your name and company name exactly as it was on license that you were granted either during the evaluation period or when you purchase the software. If you have trouble getting the software to recognize your valid key, please visit our lost key page and request that your key information be resent to you. This is the same information the Cartographica uses to determine the validity of your key and therefore if you put the information in exactly as it is sent to you, you should not have any problems.

If you do experience problems with the new key verification system, please let us know. We are performed extensive automated testing on this, we realize is a potentially irritating element of the software and we want to make sure that operates as smoothly as possible.

If you're running both version 1.4 and the prior version of Cartographica, newly verified keys will work appropriately with both.

Compatibility with prior versions of Cartographica

We've gone to great lengths to ensure compatibility both forward and backwards between versions of Cartographica. Map sets that are written with versions 1.4 should be readable with both versions 1.4 and 1.2.10. All map sets that do not contain WFS layers or grid layers will be compatible with versions back to 1.2.9. However, WFS and grid layers may cause crashes when loaded on version 1.2.9 and earlier. This forward/backward compatibility issue has been fixed with in version 1.2.10 (available from our Download page), which is recommended for environments where both versions are used.

Changes made to styles will generally be visible in version 1.2.9 and above, with the exception of the new style types for lines and the new pattern fill styles. If you load a layer containing those into 1.2.x, the new styles will be appropriately ignored. If, however, you save the files using 1.2.x, the line and pattern styles will be eliminated during the same operation, and you will have to re-add them. So, if you are using both 1.2.x and 1.4.x to write data, you'll want to stick to the older 1.2.x styles for lines and polygons.

Known issues

Document Management

Map View

Layer Management

Analysis

Editing

Map Layout

Styles

WFS/WMS

File Formats

Bug Fixes

Feature Enhancements

Performance Improvements

AppleScript Changes

User Interface changes

Miscellaneous

We'd like to thank all of our users and testers of Cartographica!