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jackill
2008-09-23 08:30:52
Wicklore/thisbliss, pick up your GPS and walk
Just a word on how Mountainviews determines its GPS co-ords.
The initial readings were basically read from the OS maps and indeed with some of the new summits (e.g from 150m to 499 meters) the data on mountainviews is still mostly from this method. However users have been uploading gps data that they have collected for a number of years. This data is then averaged over the range of values submitted. If you go to a summit and click the "amend" option next to the GPS co-ords you can see who has submitted GPS readings and how many. Mountainviews will not automatically accept co-ords that are over 250 meters from the original summit point but on occasion a case has been made for changes greater than 250 m by users which have been accepted after checking. I have been using the site since 2004 and at the start it was not unusual to find a summit 50 or 60 meters away from the co-ords on Mountainviews but that has improved greatly with the more documented summits now. I use a garmin Gps map60csx with the new contour map by Pazapas (see resources) and the entire summit list from Mountainviews and to be honest I rarely take my os map from my pocket during a hike except for reference and in anycase I have not found OS maps to be infallible either. I think that while a map and compass are still valuable tools we should not be wary of using new technology, huge improvements have and continue to be made, use it to your benefit. The Walkers Association Of Ireland holds regular courses on the use of Gps and Osi Trailmaster which might be of benefit, details are on their website www.walkersassociation.ie. Finally I have the cable you mention which I no longer use you are welcome to have it for free, I will post it to you if you email Simon with your address and he can pass it on to me
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