Cartographica 1.4.3

Cartographica 1.4.3 is a bug fix and enhancement release for Cartographica 1.4 and contains a number of bug fixes and a few minor feature additions.

Additional information may be found in the release notes for prior bug releases:

OS Compatibility

Cartographica 1.4.3 requires Lion or newer (10.7.5, 10.8.5 or 10.9.1) 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. Customers using OS X 10.6 will need to remain on the 1.2 versions of Cartographica, which is available, but no longer being actively supported (since 6/1/2013).

Changes since 1.4.2

Feature Enhancements

  • Option to turn off the editing help panel [CARTOMAC-1506]
  • Increased maximum Export to Picture size to 8192x8192 (CARTOMAC-1366)
  • Multi-point features can now be split with Split Selected Feature(s) (CARTOMAC-1363)
  • Use layer name when displaying pop-ups for objects with no valid Name field
  • Clicking outside of page area now deselects all elements in Map Layout [CARTOMAC-1318]
  • When loading layers with multiple feature types, subsequent layers will be named with the feature type appended
  • Updated to 1.3 of ESRI GDB libraries
  • Improved resolution of Exported symbols to be appropriate for the resolution when sent to Illustrator [CARTOMAC–1445]
  • Key box now restricts tab and return characters from being pasted into the User and Company boxes, reducing problems pasting in user information.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed crash when joining table import to layer with no exiting features [CARTOMAC-1505]
  • Referenced shapefiles are now prompted for overwrite when field format and names are changed in a mapset [CARTOMAC-1502]
  • Fixed problem with second Find File sheet not displaying correctly [CARTOMAC-1484]
  • Fixed bug in that occurred when opening Map Sets with detached files that were no longer available [CARTOMAC-1484]
  • Fixed bug in summary window that wouldn't show right information if the data pane was sorted or filtered [CARTOMAC-1452]
  • Fixed bug in deleting point from multi-part geometry in editing window [CARTOMAC-1451]
  • Palettes are now saved when edited in the Uber Browser [CARTOMAC–1331]
  • Fixed crashing bug when initially loading multi-layer mapsets on some machines [CARTOMAC–1402]
  • Fixed crash which rarely occurred when performing certain join functions [CARTOMAC–1399]
  • Fixed crash that could occur when dropping importable files on a Map during import or analysis. [CARTOMAC–1416]
  • Fixed bug which could crash loading certain Personal Geodatabase files [CARTOMAC–272]
  • Fixed crashing when exporting large images [CARTOMAC–1412]
  • Fixed bug in Map Layout that would cause some layers with many styles to not fit in the Legend vertically
  • Fixed bug which could cause crash on quit while drawing layers containing images [CARTOMAC–1403]
  • Raster/Live map layers no longer show up as candidates in Join and Overlay Operation windows [CARTOMAC–1441]
  • Fixed bug that would set the wrong projection for the contour layer when using the Make Contour tool on a layer with the Map in a different projection than the layer being contoured. [CARTOMAC–1335]
  • Fixed bug which caused Exported symbols to be disproportionate when sent to Illustrator if they weren’t square [CARTOMAC–1444]
  • Fixed rare crash bringing up progress information.
  • Fixed bug that would silently fail during certain Overlay Operations (Clip & Erase in particular) if the projections of the target and operation layer were not the same [CARTOMAC–1213]
  • Fix dimensional problem on images exported on Retina MacBook Pro computers (CARTOMAC-1371)
  • Fixed bug where selection would be lost if a Split didn’t result in (CARTOMAC-1368)
  • Fixed problem which caused cursors not to update with modifier key change under 10.9.x (CARTOMAC-1341)
  • Fixed rare overlay operation bug that could cause an overlay operation not to finish with extremely small parts (CARTOMAC-1362)
  • Fixed bug in Intersection of lower object type that could result when handling polygons with overlap, due to a bug in the self-intersection code (CARTOMAC-1361)
  • Fixed a bug in betas that resulted in problems resizing windows under 10.9.x
  • Fixed exception when using summary window and multiple layers
  • Fixed spurious "(" characters showing up in summary window
  • Fixed handling of GML (and other) vector formats with layers that contain multiple geometry types by splitting them into separate layers after loading [CARTOMAC-1319]
  • Fixed MapLayout zoom controls [CARTOMAC-1316]
  • Fixed bug which caused drag and drop between layers not to copy styles as it had [CARTOGRAPHICA-1282]
  • Fixed bug which could cause layers containing Points with Z or M data to not handle Add Feature
  • Fixed bug resulting in a crash when saving image layers for CartoMobile.


  • Added AppleScript support for requesting Intersections of lower object type than the lowest layer (CARTOMAC-1360)
  • Added Kernel Density Map applescript command
  • Added support for scripting Convex Hull [CARTOMAC-1308]

Documentation Changes

  • Update palette pasting documentation

Known issues

Version 1.4.3 has the following known issues:

  • Grid labels not showing up
  • Grid label sample text can be edited–should just be able to change the text attributes


Important Bing Maps notice

ClueTrust continues to include Bing Maps for both Geocoding and Live Maps for users covered by Maintenance. As of 7/1/2017, Bing Maps has deprecated the older API that we were using in prior versions of Cartographica. Thus, after 7/1/2017, Bing Maps will only be available on Cartographica 1.4.7+.

Future Compatibility

Coming with the release of version 1.5 of Cartographica, we are expecting to increase the requirements. The likely jump will be to 10.12, due to the visual language change, important OS features in that will allow us to support auto-save in a reasonable way, and the ability to provide scripting in Javascript in addition to AppleScript (see Apple's information on this expansion in the Javascript for Automation note. At this time, we are putting the 1.4 versions into critical maintenance only, which means that they will be receiving bug fixes for crucial bugs through 12/31/17. We will continue to provide access to the older software via our web site (as we have with versions 1.1 and 1.2), and will continue to provide support via our ticketing system to users with active support


Internal Help

Cartographica has the full manual presented as built-in help from the Help menu.


The most recent documentation is now available online Cartographica Documentation

Versions are also available in PDF format:

And in ePub format (for readers like Apple Books):

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