Version 45: Keeping things the same

45Hot on the heels of version 43, we have version 45. 44 was a ninja release to fix some rather important functionality, but this one is a real release with a few new goodies:

  • The biggest thing is a new language: Dutch! A big thank you to Martijn Nelissen, who provided the Dutch translation.
  • We fixed a few problems with exporting, including giving the right file extension, and correctly handling special characters in driver names, run names, etc.
  • We added the missing languages in the UniGo config.
  • The rest of the changes bring us to the theme for this release:
    • Off Camber Data now remembers your settings from the Min/Max window across restarts.
    • It also remembers which screen you were looking at. If you were looking at the histogram when you closed it, it opens back up with the histogram.
    • Finally, OCD now remembers the width of the run selection window. This seems like a small thing, but if you are working a lot with tags, you know why this is important!

As part of this release, I’d like to congratulate to Bryan for having his first changes in this release! Bryan’s work has been making the releases run smoothly for quite a while now, but this is the first time his efforts actually ship as part of Off Camber Data.

As always, you can get the new version from the downloads page, or simply restart your old version of Off Camber Data. For feedback, feel free to just comment on the blog, or send us an email at!

Export laps to Google Earth

Did you know you can export your laps from OCD to Google Earth? It is really easy:

A series of menus lets you export to Google Earth.

Right-click on the run header, select “Export Run”, and then “for Google Earth”. Once you click, it will show you a menu like this:

Select channels to export to Google Earth

It doesn’t matter very much which channels you select for export, since Google Earth doesn’t show them very well anyways.

When you click “Export”, OCD will ask you for a filename. Save the exported file somewhere, and then double-click it to see your traces in Google Earth. This is what it should look like:

A screenshot of what Google Earth looks like with data exported from OCD

On the left, you can select and deselect individual laps, to make the display a little less cluttered.

If you only ever want to look at a few laps, not all of them, you can also export data from OCD one lap at a time, by right-clicking on the lap instead of the run header.

If this was helpful to you (or if you find an error), please let us know by leaving a comment, or sending us an email at

Version 43: Walking Hibernation

Number 43 on Petty Enterprise's Plymouth SuperbirdIt’s been a long time since the last release, but the season is starting again, and we don’t want to keep from you what we worked on over the winter. Most of our efforts have gone into some big projects we’ll release later this year, but we also implemented a lot of fixes suggested by users. We wanted to make sure everyone who suggested a fix that we put in has it in their hands in time for the first races, so here are the highlights in version 43:

  • Spanish translation! This is a big one, and a big thank you goes to Stéphane Ohana to make this happen!
  • The positions of the various windows are now remembered across restarts of OCD.
  • Tags are remembered during import, so when you import four wet sessions in a row, you don’t have to add the “wet” tag every time.
  • On small machines (with 4GB of memory or less), we had some performance problems. Performance will always be a challenge on machines like this, but it should be much better now.
  • When you import a lot of runs, and then realize you made a mistake, you had to wait until it was done importing. No more! You can now cancel during the import.

If you pay really close attention you’ll see hundreds of smaller fixes that mostly fly under the radar.

As always, you can get the new version from the downloads page, or simply restart your old version of Off Camber Data. For feedback, feel free to just comment on the blog, or send us an email at!