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padodes
2007-03-29 20:16:14
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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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Binn Bhriocáin: Long views of a stepped descent.
simon3 9 hours ago.
Letterbreckaun can be seen from Clare island, around 33km away. It appears between Mweelrea and the high ground towards the Sheefrys.

  
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Mweelrea: Coastal mountains
simon3 10 hours ago.
Ben Bury and Mweelrea form an impressive sight from Clare Island.

  
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High tour of Clare Island
simon3 a day ago.
There are various ways of visiting Clare Island. We opted for a route that took us to the two main summits which also ... walk, Len: 15.0km, Climb: 622m, Area: Knocknaveen, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) K

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Glencullin ridge to Ben Bury/Mweelrea
markwallace 2 days ago.
This route was suggested by the Grade 1 scramble up the Glencullin Ridge described in Alan Tees? Scrambles in Ulster ... walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Ben Bury, Mweelrea Mountains (Ireland)

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

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The Paps East: Two shapely hills.
TommyV 6 days ago.
There is a forestry road in the Clydagh Valley with parking at W12955 83343. Following this road will lead you out onto the open mountain. From here it's a steep pull up to spot height 562 metres ...

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

  
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Caherbarnagh: A mini horseshoe
TommyV 6 days ago.
I mostly followed Aidands directions. There is now a sign on the road marking the path for the Dulhallow Way at beside the bungalow mentioned by Aidand, and several more going through the private ...

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Musheramore: Follow the fence.
TommyV 6 days ago.
As mentioned in other comments the entrance to the Millstreet County Park is an ideal spot to approach Musheramore from. Over the stile across the road and simply hand rail the fence all the way t...

  
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Dart & Sawel
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
(Note: the time is bonkers, and the ascent isn't right either, but hey, at least the distance is correct. And it ende... walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 635m, Area: Dart Mountain, Sperrin Mountains (Irelan

  
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Knockchree: A nice forest trail takes you up
Pepe a week ago.
Various scraps of metal litter the summit area: an old mast stay, plus various other bits and pieces. Perhaps they're the remnants of comms masts or maybe an old military watch station from back i...


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