Cartographica 1.5.4

Cartographica 1.5.4 is a bug fix and enhancement release for Cartographica 1.5 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 1.5.4 requires High Sierra or newer (10.13.6, 10.14.6, 10.15.5+, or 11.5.2+) in order to function correctly.

Changes since 1.5.3

Feature Enhancements

  • Symbols and patterns can now be deleted from the UberBrowser window
  • Snap layer selection is now limited to layers that can provide snapping locations [CARTOMAC-1533]
  • Cartographica now has default preferences for both area and length measurements. Existing per-document settings are retained, but these settings will be used for each new document [CARTOMAC-1573]
  • Map Layout scales now use the default preferences for length measurements to determine the default units
  • Map Layout Map view Details… panel now shows (and allows for changing) the layers that are visible
  • Map Layout Legend view Details… panel now shows (and allows for changing) the layers that are visible
  • Allow for coercion of Curved polygons to normal polygons when importing formats with curved polygons (such as some File GDB formats and CAD files) [CARTOMAC-1996]

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a problem which would prevent adding user symbols or patterns to the UberBrowser if at least one didn't already exist [CARTOMAC-2020]
  • Cleaned up animations and window resizing on Export Map
  • Fixed occasional flash of old selection when selecting features or zooming [CARTOMAC-1796]
  • Fixed bug where live resize could render a blank map during resize instead of a stretched version of the current map [CARTOMAC-2015]
  • Fixed handling of mouse cursors while Adding points [CARTOMAC-1696]
  • Fixed Missing layer name caused Map Layout context menu not to show [CARTOMAC-1646]
  • Fixed crashing bug with bad FID value in MDB file
  • Fixed rare crash in OSM gathering [CARTOMAC-1960]
  • Fixed a bug which caused a crash when copying features from a layer on 10.13.6 [CARTOMAC-2010]
  • Fixed a bug which prevented running on 10.13.6 [CARTOMAC-1999]
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when counting points in polygons when the number of visible fields in the Layer Info window change [CARTOMAC-2004]
  • Fixed bug in KDM resulting in triangular cut-outs in KDMs [CARTOMAC-1985]
  • Fixed importing old GeoBookmarks [CARTOMAC-1973]
  • Improved messaging when Cartographica reads partial information from Vector files [CARTOMAC-1996]


  • Add AppleScript support for Bookmarks [CARTOMAC-1972]

Documentation Changes

  • Updated documentation for 1.5.4 updates and to improve style information


Future Compatibility

Beginning with version 1.5 and above of Cartographica, we expect to be increasing requirements on a more regular basis. The 1.5 development cycle was particularly long in part because of the large number of changes necessary to modernize the internals to keep up with changes in macOS.


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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