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simon3
2019-09-16 08:09:38
Change to map layers. -Google +Bing
Context of comment:As a result of various technical difficulties MV has moved to using Bing as a secondary map provider with global scope.
Message:You will see Bing Roads and Bing Aerial Hybrid offered as maplayers in the Detail map.
Bing Roads has a basic road network.
Bing Aerial Hybrid. has satellite or air photography with overlaid place and road names.
These options are mostly of interest for viewing areas outside Ireland.

We removed support for Google maps which had become restrictive and difficult to interwork with our existing code. It was also quite onerous at startup.
Additional points:As always with changes like this there is a risk of features breaking or not behaving as expected. Let us know at admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2019-09-16 06:45:54
A possible new list.
Context of comment:David
Thanks for this suggestion. It would certainly be possible to add historical features like this. We could then have all of the facilities we offer for other places such as a page for each place, with commenting and photos and lists of what you have reached. For Ireland it would add to the local places that you might wish to reach which adds richness to the website and helps environmentally.

Some facts about this particular database. It is of hillforts and does not include megalithic tombs. So for example in Wicklow it doesn't show features like the passage tomb on Seefin. The actual data uses Irenet95 which we would have to convert to use with our mainly Irish grid based data. It is not clear if we could actually import the data the website runs on.

Of course there are practical issues also. Getting the data ready for a new feature would take a lot of time. It is taking quite some time to get the data together for the Coastal Hills for example. Members who are strong hillwalkers aren't necessarily skilled or interested in doing the detail work required.
David-Guenot
2019-09-14 17:51:42
A possible new list ?
Context of comment:Thought this may be of interest...
http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-06-23-online-hillforts-atlas-maps-all-4147-britain-and-ireland-first-time?fbclid=IwAR0GP2jpEDqY5mAPDY8QMB06DONs608MUiGLZFqhE1mRXqostvYecWCVK50
simon3
2019-09-09 11:28:55
Bugs squashed.
Context of comment:Users have reported a couple of irritating errors.
Message:Odd error to do with Summiteers Hall of fame and combined VL + Arderins list where total count person was shown in some cases as 1 more than it should be (if you had climbed Croaghaun). This resulted in several people appearing to have visited 460 summits when the max you could visit on this list is currently 459.

Error whereby introduction page would not go away for 30 days even after this was requested. This is fixed. The new way of doing this means it is per device. So for each device you look at mountainviews you need to click the Close Introduction button for 30 days if that's what you want. Note you can only click this button if you are logged in.
Additional points:As usual with any bug fixes, let us know if it isn't working or you have an opinion about it.
chelman7
2019-07-24 20:00:21
Loading tracks in Garmin Basecamp
Context of comment:This works great - many thanks Ewen
ewen
2019-07-23 07:25:00
Re loading tracks in Garmin basecamp
Context of comment:I don't know if it is a basecamp issue but tracks from MV won't load in basecamp. My workaround is to load them into https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ and save as a . gpx file. It is then usable.
chelman7
2019-07-22 12:18:49
Loading tracks in Garmin Basecamp
Context of comment:When I download a track (.gpx file) from the site it does appear on my handheld gps device but will not load in Garmin Basecamp .Is there a fix for this?
simon3
2019-07-02 20:11:36
Login error.
Context of comment:Please note that today, 2 July 2019 for some hours there has been a login problem. Essentially this has meant that you may find that when you return to the system prompts you as if you were a guestuser even though you have previously logged in on the device you are using.
Message:If this happens to you, then enter your correct credentials and the system should work.
The underlying has been fixed as far as we are aware.
Additional points:However as with all bugfixes there may be other issues. Don't hesitate to let us know.
jgfitz
2019-06-13 20:33:52
Track # 2900
Context of comment:This track is corrupted. It appears to be two separate tracks that are joined. Saggart Hill and Cupidstown Hill are one track; Lugnagun is another track that is a significant distance away. The track summary shows length of 10.1 km, which I believe is the correct distance for the first track above. However, the time of 7h55m probably reflects the distance of doing both hikes, including the distance in between. Also, when the GPX file is downloaded, it shows a distance of 66.4 km, with Blessington Lake being a skipped portion of the hike.
simon3
2019-05-05 15:11:50
Re Updating places visited etc failing
Context of comment:This error is now fixed.
You can continue to mark visited summits etc.


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Summit Comment
Tonduff East Top: My final Local 100
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Not the most glamorous of summits, but of personal significance as it marked my 100th and last Local 100! Having spent the summer frantically bagging the smaller tops, it was nice to finish on a g...

  
Summit Summary
Tonduff East Top: Climbing east top in isolation
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Rarely done in isolation, this nondescript summit is usually climbed in conjunction with Tonduff itself or Maulin. But it can be done without visiting the nearby summits. Start at Crone Woods car ...

  
Track
Crotlieve
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Room to park two, perhaps more cars at the start...although it's hard to imagine legions of walkers descending on... walk, Len: 0.9km, Climb: 134m, Area: Crotlieve Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ire|...

Track
Croghan Hill
conormcbandon 2 days ago.
Ignore the vehicular part of this route. It's only a 2 Km up and down with 100m of ascent. After crossing the gate a... walk, Len: 2.0km, Climb: 105m, Area: Croghan Hill, North Midlands (Ireland) C||

  
Summit Comment
Table Mountain West Top: Bird's eye view
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
As I reached the summit of this top on a gorgeous September day, I could see about 5 dark birds circling above and swooping to the heather every now and then, so I assume they were birds of prey o...

  
Summit Comment
Tonduff East Top: Dull top with panoramic views
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
The view to the south west from the summit.

Summit Summary
Table Mountain West Top: Unremarkable top with fine views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Lowbawn or Table Mt. itself, but can be completed relatively easily in isolation. parking for a few cars at a crossroads of sorts at S983 948. There is a barrier h...

  
Track
Alt de Comapedrosa
David-Guenot a week ago.
Visiting Alt de Comapedrosa, the highpoint of Andorra at 2942m, with a friend from Wales. Actual total ascent ca. 1420m. walk, Len: 15.7km, Climb: 1558m, Area: Andorra, La Massana () ||

  
Summit Comment
Taghart South: Only one way up
TommyMc 3 days ago.
The only practical way to access this hill is from near the locked quarry gates on the road in front of it. I attempted it across the fields and scrub to the north via the adjacent masts, and the ...

Summit Summary
Devilsmother North Top: Simple top on the way to main summit.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Geo a week ago.
The most direct approach is to park at small lay-by (1-2 cars) at L91270 65070 and proceed directly up steep slope in SE direction. Terrain is short grass mostly, and was solid underfoot in late M...

  
Forum: General
UK website for mountains
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
I'll second peter1...walkhighlands.co.uk is very good (specifically for Scotland, unsurprisingly).I'll even forgive the person on their forums (the forums are excellent, btw) whose response to 'is...

  
Track
Devilsmother ridge from N59
Geo a week ago.
walk, Len: 10.1km, Climb: 695m, Area: Devilsmother Far North Top, Partry/Joyce ...


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