Cartographica 1.4.4

Cartographica 1.4.4 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 1.4.4 requires Lion or newer (10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.4+, or 10.10) 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 1.4.3

Feature Enhancements

  • Added support for pasting array of rgb colors (javascript format) from into the UberBrowser Palette
  • Added privacy policy menu item
  • Database imports now run on a separate thread with Cancel available and provide more progress information [CARTOMAC-1543]
  • Table imports now run on a separate thread with Cancel available and provide more progress information [CARTOMAC-1544]
  • Improved import progress when reading KML files [CARTOMAC-1539]
  • Status information is now displayed after user Sends Logs [CARTOMAC-1507]
  • Improved messages for Selection Info window's display when layers were not selected.
  • Improved accessibility information for Layer Stack,line browser, export window, data view

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug that could cause Cartographica to stall when trimming very specific geometries [CARTOMAC-1578]
  • Fixed rare crash updating data view when joining layers [CARTOMAC-1575]
  • Fixed bug which could cause crashes when adding layers from some table sources [CARTOMAC-1574]
  • Fixed bug which could cause Map Documents with errors loading to disappear from the screen until loaded under 10.7 and 10.8.
  • Fixed bug which would occasionally occur when layers are added in [CARTOMAC-1557]
  • Fixed crashing bug which occurred when multiple layers were selected after displaying a Selection Info window [CARTOMAC-1565]
  • Fixed rare crashing bug when importing files [CARTOMAC-1146]
  • Fixed a bug which could cause error sheets to stay around on 10.7.x machines
  • Fixed crash when pasting in some text directly to the MapLayout window if that text was particularly small
  • Fixed bug which would occasionally occur when layers are added in [CARTOMAC-1557]
  • Fixed bug which could cause problems when creating Contours for some manually georeferenced images [CARTOMAC-1175]
  • Fixed bug which would cause Ratio sums in Spatial Joins to be Incorrect [CARTOMAC-1357]
  • Fixed rare crashing bug in Analysis status updater
  • Fixed bug which would cause missing values to be considered 0 when evaluating styles [CARTOMAC-1538]
  • Fixed bug in DMS Formatter which could cause a value with 60 seconds to appear [CARTOMAC-1532]
  • Fixed Human Readable Copyright string (2014 not 2013) [CARTOMAC-1522]
  • Fixed bug in Styles that prevented Pattern Scales from being saved [CARTOMAC-1547]
  • Fixed a bug in displaying ODBC error messages [CARTOMAC-1542]
  • Fixed bug when using ODBC to access Oracle databases [CARTOMAC-1540]
  • Fixed column size checking bug in ODBC (never exposed to user since it was only used for information)
  • Fixed crash when choosing Show Layer Styles on a Live layer [CARTOMAC-1535]
  • Fixed crash when creating Voronoi lines for large point clouds [CARTOMAC-1529]
  • Fixed bug which would crash when Trimming layers to areas with no vector layers present [CARTOMAC-1528]
  • Fixed bug that could cause Cartographica to stall when trimming very specific geometries [CARTOMAC-1758]
  • Spatial Join and Overlay Operations are no longer available in the menus when they are impossible [CARTOMAC-1548]


  • Fixed bug in AppleScript handling that prevented directly addressing style parameters via applescript (CARTOMAC-1566)

Documentation Changes

  • Fixed documentation (and help) references to the Palette Window which is now in the Uber Browser [CARTOMAC-1546]
  • Clarified documentation and import panel about what happens if you have multiple matching rows in an import

Known issues

Version 1.4.4 has the following known issues:

  • There are some circumstances (which we are tracking down) when on 10.9+ systems certain areas of the screen do not immediately refresh. If you experience this problem, please report it. If you can figure out what series of commands makes it happen, please let us know. If it does happen to you, zoom the map and then go back to your previous size and the problem should go away.
  • 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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