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simon3
2005-12-13 13:57:56
"User grid refs on OS map." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: User grid refs on OS map. (Contract pics)

User grid refs and maps.
Context of comment:Finding User Gridrefs. Where there is a grid reference in the comment for a mountain, the system will now find it. It will then be highlighted and put onto any maps that are visible as a red triangle.

This is very handy if you want to illustrate where you started from and other points of interest. If you want to see the feature in use have a look at for example "Knockmeal" on which there are three user grid refs. As well as showing the user grid refs on the small lower navigation map (at the left) it will also show them on the OSI map (not yet Northern Ireland). Note that it is possible to move the middle of the OS map to wherever you click on it.

The following sorts of grid reference will be accepted:
R123123, R 123123, 123123 and other small variations

R1234512345, R 1234512345, 1234512345 and other small variations

When a letter is not given then the system will guess what you mean from the mountain area you are posting in. However it is always preferable to put the letter in.
simon3
2005-11-07 11:47:25
New Ordnance Survey map.
Context of comment:Take a look at the recently added Ordnance Survey mapping.
Select Set Area Map On in the summits page (apologies, Republic only so far) The map presented is a cut-down Ordnance Survey 1:50000. Unlike the full map it does not include height information such as spot heights, contours or hill shading. It also does not include Waymarked Ways

However it it useful because it allows you see the roads, lakes and rivers near the summits we feature. This will often include the access points.

The features of this map display are in development and suggestions are welcome. We would consider for example putting markers for grid references people mention in their comments onto the map.
conorob
2005-07-31 11:32:07
Bencorrbeg --> Binn an Choire Bhig
Context of comment:Should Bencorrbeg mountain not be called by its correct name "Binn an Choire Bhig" as it is in the Gaeltacht. The Irish name means something, the English version does not.
Message:Change Bencorrbeg to Binn an Choire Bhig
simon3
2005-07-18 08:26:53
Mountains climbed area diagram.
Context of comment:Emerging feature.
Message:There's a new feature to help you locate what you have climbed or not climbed in any area -- a colour topographical map.

Go to My View | Climbed Log

Change "No map" to "Selected Points" and click on "have not climbed"

Click on New List.

A map should appear.

This is working well enough to be useful, however there are some obvious improvements. You are welcome to make suggestions.
simon3
2005-06-03 18:21:51
GPS corrections.
Context of comment:Note: Mountain Views now accepts GPS readings from users for mountain summits. The purpose of these is to correct the GPS information the site gives out.
If you are using GPS, take a reading for summits that you visit. Go to the page for the mountain and click on "Amend" beside the grid reference to enter your suggested position.
You will be doing your bit for everyone!
simon3
2005-03-17 23:45:10
Context of comment:Note to everyone
Message:I've altered the way various things work, yesterday 17 March. The main point is to introduce a Recent Contributions section to reflect all of the different sorts of contribution that can now be put in.
Let me known if there are any errors or things that you would like to suggest.-- Simon
djouce
2004-12-24 12:34:27
Context of comment:Comment from Djouce
Message:It would be interesting if a thread could be added to cover routes as well as individual peaks. NW
Additional points:OK for testing


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Summit Comment
Brassel Mountain: A varied trip to this summit
kkendellen 3 hours ago.
Just back from a great weekend in the Reeks. A group of us decided to go for a few more challenging routes than our previous trips to the Kingdom, with as much scrambling potential as possible. Af...

  
Summit Comment
Mullaghareirk: Views not trees now...
Fergalh 10 hours ago.
Trees are now being harvested. Approach can still be via Jackill's directions. Good views now.

  
Track
Sorrell Hill, Carrigleitrim and Black Hill
ceadeile 22 hours ago.
walk, Len: 16.5km, Climb: 878m, Area: Sorrel Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sor...

Track
Burat-Bacanère Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 27.0km, Climb: 1828m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Summit Comment
Carrigleitrim: Obstacle course
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Followed the short summary directions, but the area after the track has now been replanted with saplings, although these were relatively easy to negotiate. The real problems started at the edge of...

  
Summit Comment
Lugnagun: Easier to access than previously
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Thanks to forest clearing, the approach to this top has been eased considerably. Walk along the forest track for about 1km to O007 121. One the left is a narrow but clearly visible track ascending...

User profile
ewen
ewen 3 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
Summit Comment
Slieveroe: Take the long view
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Slieveroe may not be the most exciting of tops, (unless you call being torn to shreds by gorse exciting) but it does have one saving grace - it presents a wonderful view of the Blessington Lakes. ...

  
Track
Bod an Deamhain (Devil's Point), Cairn Toul and Sgor an Lochain Uaine
billbaggins a week ago.
Used a mountain bike from Linn of Dee car park to Derry Lodge. walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 1400m, Area: Cairngorms (Britain) The Devil\'s Point,...

Summit Comment
Slieveboy: Did it fall or was it pushed?
Pepe 3 days ago.
This poor old trig has keeled over at the Slievboy mast compound. Did it fall or was it pushed? Who knows, perhaps the upside-down beer label (visible in the foreground of the picture) provides a ...

  
Summit Summary
Slieveroe: The Great Wall of Wicklow Gorse
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Park at N953 137, at the entrance to a small cul de sac. 100m along this on the left there is a gate, leading to a nettled track of sorts, although this is quite navigable. Cross a fence at the en...

  
Summit Summary
Knockannavea: Easy but unexciting bag
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
Unfortunately this summit is isolated, Spruce covered and not terribly attractive, on the plus side it is easily bagged, using track/s the whole way. Half an hour or so will easily take it in if n...


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