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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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