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Peter Walker
2019-11-11 12:41:44
OpenTopoMap layer...
Context of comment:Hi folks

If you are experiencing issues using the mapping on the site, please select something other than OpenTopoMap for the time being; it's experiencing performance issues that are beyond the control of MV (as far as we know).

To change the mapping layer click on the upper button on the right hand side of the map you're viewing.
simon3
2019-10-25 13:31:26
Re Height differences
Context of comment:The OpenTopoMap unfortunately has chosen to show heights "above datum", that is height above the WGS84 ellipsoid.

So, while we like OpenTopoMap in many respects it doesn't show heights above sea-level which is what we are all used to.

MountainViews heights (above sea-level) are however shown when you move a cursor over a summit or in the "Detail Map Features" to the left of the page.
Message:We recognise that this situation is not ideal and wish to correct it. If it were a matter of just switching to another provider we would of course have done it.

We are researching other options, however a number of previously available map layers have ceased to be useable for a variety of reasons. It may take some time to sort this out. We do have various other layers which are less confusing in this respect.
Additional points:If anyone has suggestions, let's hear them.
geohappy
2019-10-25 13:11:55
Height differences
Context of comment:New topo base map
Message:Had a look at some peak heights, e.g. at Mullaghcleevaun. Main peak has the same height, 849m as the MV data. However other peaks to the east are c.50m more (always 52.3m?) on the map base than the MV tops. What is the reason? Also note that the peak positions are not exactly the same either.
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?


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