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2008-03-04 23:30:16
Area Listings
Context of comment:March Newsletter request
Message:A map in the area listings - where are the Shannon or Mullaghareirk Mountains (low usage areas)?
What is meant by Average Climbed? Can I see how many contributors have climbed Lugnaquilla for example
2008-03-01 16:34:37
"Sample Ascent Map." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Sample Ascent Map. (Contract pics)
Honouring Summiteers.
Context of comment:Nearly 700 MountainViews members have logged at least 10 mountains or hills that they have ascended. The number is rising steadily so we decided to improve the services we offer to such summiteers.
Message:CLICK here to check out here the start we have made. The stats have been speeded up and now show a count of what you have walked by the different agendas that MV offers such as "600m and up" or "Local 100" (how many of your nearest 100 summits you have climbed).

We've also put in more information in the "Member Details" panel that appears when you click on a members name. We have a map showing the summits you have climbed. Fascinating to see how different people have walked in quite different patterns of areas.
2008-02-02 11:05:28
Volunteers Wanted
Context of comment:We are improving and adding to our lists of summits.
Message:We have already made some headway on a forthcoming addition which we hope will greatly enrich the interest and variety of the lists, allowing other members to describe their experience with places. Can you help by checking information on various summits? This is a fixed task, that is there is a fixed amount of work not a long-term committment. You would need a PC with spreadsheet such as Excel and some time. We'll give you support in making this a success.
Additional points:

Contact group@mountainviews.ie
2007-07-24 23:23:19
Distance from home
Context of comment:How far away is that peak?
Message:Suggestion: Add a "distance from home" to the blue mountain data in the Summits tab. Could be dynamically calculated based on home location the user has entered into their profile. Suggest the field be right-justified after County name.
Additional points:Yes, happy to test.
2007-05-07 19:26:09
Announcement, New Summits!!
Context of comment:After nearly five years MountainViews has made a major addition to our list of summits. We now include summits over 400m, where previously it was to 500m.

This represents an extra 380 summits. All but one of the existing 500m and up summits have got at least one comment, though the average number per summit is 5. Members have also contributed GPS readings and walks.

At MountainViews we believe lists are an agenda to visit interesting places. Do we expect people to put the whole list with 840 summits on their agenda? Only the keenest! We have introduced several new sorts of list for you to choose from:

The 100 Local (100 nearest to your location)

The 100 Best (as rated by the membership)

The 750m list (the highest summits - 76 of them)

and various other lists including of course the 500m if you have already started it.
2007-03-20 09:51:46
Re Tracks on GPS map
Context of comment:Pazapas suggested layer on GPS map.
Message:This sounds like a great idea Pazapas. When we get a system to allow the upload of routes, tracklogs and possibly waypoints, POI (points of interest) then we can consider putting some of the data on the GPS map. We would need to consider very carefully what makes sense.
I have been using the 50m contours GPS map and find it very useful however in bad conditions it is really quite hard to see the contours. Perhaps layer tinting like the OS 1:50k maps would help. It will be necessary to think carefully what other data should be put onto the GPS to avoid clutter.

And as you say, it will also be necessary to control whatever data is produced very carefully.
2007-03-16 17:36:55
"The great Giant Causeway" from pazapas Contract pics
Picture: The great Giant Causeway (Contract pics)

Tracks on GPS map
Context of comment:GPS map with tracks and other data.
Message:If it is needed, I can add a new layer to the map of Ireland for Garmin GPS. It would be a layer in a separate file. This addon could contain well described traks/tracklogs, POI related to the tracks... For this work, members of Mountain Views will have to clean their data and check their accuracy first. Ireland is a bit far from me to control data on the ground.
(I will do it only with Simon Stewart authorization)
2007-03-12 11:31:59
Re Allow GPS tracks to be uploaded for mounta
Context of comment:This is a good idea though I think it needs a little discussion. MountainViews knows how to handle GPS data added in "GPX" format. This is used by many programs that people have for use with their GPS ( such as GPSU ) and also by some GPS units ( such as the Garmin GPSMAP60 CSX which can output GPX format directly. Would this format be ok for upload and download?

Also, tracklogs would be displayed on the maps that MV provides, which would look very interesting I think, though it could get cluttered.

But why stop at track logs? I would have thought that uploading routes and/or waypoints would be extremely useful.

This would apply particularly in the new walks section of the site.
Message:Comments please.
2007-03-06 13:50:05
Allow GPS tracks to be uploaded for mountains
Context of comment:It would be a nice feature to allow users to upload track logs of their walks. This would allow other members the ability to check out routes before going to new mountains.
Message:Upload facility similar to current GPS fix upload.
Additional points:I would be pleased to help testing.
2007-01-09 13:41:18
Context of comment:Info about Garraun
Message:Joss Lynam points out in relation to Altnaghaigera the following:

"Since Altnaghaigera is mentioned, people might like to know that the local name on the north side in Ben Free"

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Summit Comment
Knockanes: Lovely walk in the heart of the Burren
Aongus 14 hours ago.
I did the circuit Mullaghmore, Slieve Roe and Knockanes on Bank Holiday Monday. Lovely circuit in an amazing landscape with great views. I followed the Blue route from Loch an Gealláin to summit o...

Glencullen Hiking
conororourke 17 hours ago.
walk, Len: 29.7km, Climb: 787m, Area: Two Rock Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...

Summit Comment
Conic Hill: Great views
MichaelG55 a day ago.
04.08.2020 Climbed Conic Hill during Day 2 of the West Highland Way. 60mm of rain fell during day turning path up hill into a raging stream. No views but locals told us that superb views of Loch L...

Near Cruach Mhn an Fheannta, Bluestack Mountains (Ireland)
noucamp 23 hours ago.
walk, Len: 8.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Cruach Mh?n an Fheannta, Bluestack Mountai...

Summit Comment
Carnanelly: An eastern Sperrin.
gerrym a day ago.
Started this walk from the beginings of Glenlark forest, reached by a high and lonely road from the hamlet of Sperrin - there is room for several cars to park at a cattle grid at 646927. Walk back...

Lost in the peat hag maze !!
David-Guenot a day ago.
The summit plateau is a real peat hag maze, but thankfully the weather was dry !! I would recommend using the descen... walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 480m, Area: Knockalongy, Ox Mountains (Ireland) Knoc||

Summit Comment
Slieve Anierin: Seeking the elusive Trig Pillar
wicklore a day ago.
Commentators have mentioned the difficulty in finding the concrete plinth that houses an Ordnance survey disc marking the summit of Slieve Anierin. The summit area is relatively flat, with a large...

Keelogyboys, Hangmans Hill and Crockauns
noucamp a day ago.
Thanks to excellent walk reports by MountainViews contributors, in particular Harry Goodman?s, a very enjoyable r... walk, Len: 12.1km, Climb: 806m, Area: Keelogyboy Mountain, Dartry Mountains (I|...

Forum: Suggestions
Recognition for the Arderins
simon3 4 days ago.
The Arderins, the list of Irish Mountains of 500m with a prominence of 30m has now been recognised as a premier list providing a lifetime challenge.In a joint announcement Mountaineering Ireland a...

Summit Comment
Loughsalt Mountain: Vikinghar first climb
vikinghar 2 days ago.
Slieve Lough Salt was the very first mountain I climbed as an aspiring hill-walker. Me and a mate bought a book on walking in the Donegal mountains and chose Lough Salt as our first venture and, y...

Slieve Anierin, Knockacullion and Bencroy from H03229 14714,
noucamp a day ago.
walk, Len: 14.8km, Climb: 691m, Area: Slieve Anierin, Breifne (Ireland) Slieve ...

Summit Comment
Croaghnamaddy: Angry farmer
wintersmick 5 days ago.
I visited this peak today with a friend and some of our children. An angry man claiming to be the owner followed us up and stated the land was private with no public access.

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