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padodes
2007-01-04 20:48:30
"Tonelagee Top" from padodes Contract pics
Picture: Tonelagee Top (Contract pics)
Feedback on GPS SMC contour maps
I have been using the SMC V2 contour maps installed on a GPSMap 60CS for the last few weeks, principally in Wicklow but also in the Mourne Mountains. My experience has been very positive about the general reliability of the contours themselves. For example, one can select a point on the GPS contour map (corresponding to a known top, col, fork in ridge, etc.), and then a "GoTo" will bring one to the desired place. In other words, the point reached coincides neatly with what the paper topo map shows. What I continue to find, however, is that the tops and trig points on the GPS contour map seem a little out of place. I illustrate this with a screen shot of a saved track across the top of Tonelagee in Wicklow. The sharp turn in the track indicates the point where the trig pillar was reached, yet it does not coincide with the one (blue point) on the map, which is also at a short distance from the top (icon). I realise, of course, that my own track may not be altogether exact because of bad satellite geometry on the day, etc. Nonetheless, there is obviously room for improvement.
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sandman 6 days ago.
Two 50cent Australian coins forever enjoying the view of Galway Bay.


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