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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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Track
Italy: Sicily, walk in Ancient Noto
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 7.0km, Climb: 136m, Area: Italy, Sicily () ||

  
Summit Comment
Mutton Island: What's that smell!!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Just a comment to say that access to the island is no longer permitted due to the sewage treatment plant mentioned by jamessheerin. The causeway out to the island is a kilometre long to it makes f...

  
Summit Comment
Slievemore: Aug 2019 Summit Not Reached!
paddyobpc 2 weeks ago.
23 Aug 2019: We tried to get to the High Point Slievemore after walking to Point B but after about 20 to 30 mins of meandering through Furze, Briars and generally waist high vegetation we decided ...

Track
Italy: South Eastern Hills of Ischia Island
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 13.7km, Climb: 861m, Area: Italy, Campania () ||

  
Summit Comment
Fananierin: Colourful summer top
Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
Fananierin from the south, blanketed by heather, in all its summer glory.

  
Forum: Suggestions
A possible new list.
simon3 2 days ago.
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 pl...

Summit Comment
Fair Mountain: Reflection on a mountain
Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
Although the approach to Fair Mountain is anything but fair underfoot, it has the saving grace of splendid views and even has a couple of ponds to the south, not large enough to merit the term 'lo...

  
Track
Italy: Circuit of Procida Island
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 472m, Area: Italy, Campania () ||

  
Summit Summary
Fair Mountain: A fair share of obstacles
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
Park at the Wicklow Gap. Take the more westerly of the two access roads to Turlough Hill reservoir. Continue up this steepish, tarred road for 1.5km to T 06590 99228, which will bring you above Fa...

Summit Comment
Camaderry Mountain: Setting the scene
Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
Snapped this shot of Camaderry from the Turlough Hill access road directly to the north. Even the sheep seemed to be taking in the panorama.

  
Track
Roundstone to Erris Beg & return
Geo a week ago.
walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 302m, Area: Iorras Beag, South Connemara (Ireland) Ior...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghanmoira North Top: A feast for the eyes
Colin Murphy 3 weeks ago.
I saw about thirty or more of these butterflies on my ascent of this top, attracted no doubt by the masses of blooming heather. A little research informs me that it is a Peacock Butterfly, notable...


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