Cartographica 1.4.7

Cartographica 1.4.7 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 1.4.7 requires Lion or newer (10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.4+, 10.10.5+, 10.11.6 or 10.12) 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 1.4.6

Feature Enhancements

  • Added support for auto-sizing columns by double-clicking on them [CARTOMAC-1708]
  • Updated geocoding and Live Maps API
  • Added support for hex colors from colorbrewer2
  • Added compatibility with some DBF files that use (NUL) as a marker for good records [CARTOMAC-1694]

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug which could occur during load of many layers [CARTOMAC-1288]
  • Fixed rare bug which would cause crashes opening documents [CARTOMAC-1280]
  • Fixed strange map zooming behavior when a feature was selected in the table view and the column layout changed
  • Fixed rare bug in Spatial Join interface [CARTOMAC-1698]
  • Fixed bug which could crash in the point snapping [CARTOMAC-1697]
  • Fixed crashing bug when pointing at bad WFS servers [CARTOMAC-1695]
  • Fixed Spatial Join so that when joining to the same layer (for example, closes point not self) the TARGET_ID and JOIN_ID are correctly stored [CARTOMAC-1692]
  • Fixed problem when linked against 10.10 and 10.11 libraries when showing Map Layout window [CARTOMAC-1687]
  • Fixed occlusion of Map Border (mostly on screen) when map is zoomed in Map Layout [CARTOMAC-1690]
  • Fixed missing handles in Map Layout windows under 10.11
  • Fixed colored background in Map Layout windows when linked under 10.11 [CARTOMAC-1687]
  • Fixed crashing bug which would occur when writing CSV headers that couldn't be encoded in the selected encoding [CARTOMAC-1680]
  • Fixed split operation to appropriately handle Z and M dimensions (CARTOMAC-1679)
  • Fixed handling of errors in buffer so that it happens before asserts for 0-point geometries
  • Fixed crash which would occur when using Export Map with layers that have empty names [CARTOMAC-1675]

Documentation Changes

  • Update palette pasting documentation

Known issues

Version 1.4.7 has the following known issues:

  • We are still trying to track down some circumstances 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 do not show 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):

©2008-2023, ClueTrust® Contact Us | Press Releases | Trademarks | Privacy Policy