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Hi tamjk. In your .. by wicklore   (Show all posts)
tamjk
2015-09-02 14:07:11
Elaborate, Sirrah . . .
** The OSI public map viewer only shows generalised contours. **

Please elaborate on what the difference is between the contour and the "generalised contour" is.

** The scale of the OSI map viewer is only approximate as it depends upon the resolution (dpi) of your monitor, thus the actual horizontal distance cannot be measured on screen but only from either paper maps or digital maps in a GIS. **

My desktop PC is 1024 x 768.
Could you kindly explain the extent of resolution loss I might expect to experience when viewing the OSI ExploreIt maps at 1:10,000 .

** The most accurate depiction of contours are on the new 1:25,000 OSI maps. Using these I make the horizontal distance between the 700m contour and the summit to be 200m, giving a slope angle of 20 degrees. **

This is nonsense since only the Reeks and Wicklow have had maps published for them at 1:25,000.
And, from what I hear at the OSI, no one from Mountain View or any other representative organization for climbing has pushed very much for their publication despite the obvious advantages :
1. No such high-res map has ever existed so 2 million Irish households can hardly say that they still have the old one.
2. High-res maps are vital for people planning a climbing/hill-walking trip.
3. The first-time tourist needs such maps for his/her own excursions on foot or by bike.

** Finally, to me, slopes always look steeper than they are until you are on them! **

I wonder.
Usually for me it is the other way around. In fact it's very much an example of the "Brontosaurus of Complexity" principle, like many other things in life. The mountains look 'handy enough' at a distance are a good oul drag to get up on.

Other climbers that I've asked - yes, even some who went all the way up - make it 30 + degrees at least.
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Forum: Suggestions
Addition of "All Irish features" list etc
simon3 10 hours ago.
A new list and total has been added which shows All Irish features visited. So if you mark as visited any summit, coastal summit, coastal feature, island feature then this total will go up. You ca...

  
Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman 2 days ago.
This hill watches over Illanmaster Island and although its summit is nothing of note its cliffs are fantastic. As described previously this can be part of a coastal walk or for direct accent park ...

  
Summit Comment
Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
Corraduff Hill as seen from the Benwee Loop Walk.

Track
Mweelrea Mt via Ben Lugmore
marzka 2 days ago.
A very nice walk with amazing views and small bit of scrambling which can be avoided.Dificulty: Medium- ascending via... walk, Len: 13.4km, Climb: 1111m, Area: Ben Lugmore East Top, Mweelrea Mountain

  
Track
Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with a bit of scrambling.And this GPS track involve that mentioned part of scrambling - but if you want... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 944m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
It is easy to reach the area i took the photo from just a slight detour off the Benwee Loop Walk F8220244947 it is the next bit that the problem arises. Definitely an Ian Miller summit.

Track
Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka 2 days ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
The Stags of Broad Haven just one of the fantastic photo opportunities from this summit which is easily accessed from the Benwee Loop Walk the easy option from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259.

  
Track
Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka 2 days ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

Summit Comment
Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

  
Track
Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka 2 days ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...


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