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padodes
2007-03-29 20:16:14
GPS Maps
Beckett, it would be interesting to have a GPS screen shot of one of your completed maps, if you happen to have one, just to see how it works in practice. (To save screen shots from your unit you could use Garmin xImage. It can be downloaded gratis at http://www.garmin.com/ximage/ ). There are in fact some points in your explanation that remain pretty vague. You seem to suggest that it is possible to superimpose a section of the imported SMC contour map on a corresponding calibrated map within oziExplorer, then to add some of the calibrated map detail to the contour map (using drawing tools?), and finally to save the overlaid contour map for onward transfer from MapSource to the GPS. Indeed, oziExplorer is useful for many mapping purposes. You can certainly use it to join maps, end-to-end. But I see no reference to any functionality that would allow you to use it to layer two maps or to use drawing tools to trace the "polygons and polylines" you speak of. (I would welcome any correction on that point.) But even if this is possible, to use the contour map accurately within oziExplorer it would have to be to scale. How do you calibrate it, then, and adjust it to the other map beneath, since it has no grid lines to facilitate this task and the 10m contours on this map are notional ("guesstimated")? Even small discrepancies between the contour map and the calibrated map could translate into notable discrepancies on the ground afterwards. I can think of several other possible sticking points as well. As far as I can see, the "relatively simple" process you speak of must have a number of hidden secrets if it is working for you.
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 2 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

  
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot a day ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 2 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 2 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 6 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 6 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

  
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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 5 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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