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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
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
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
2005-07-18 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.
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
2005-11-07 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.
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.
john_desmond
2005-12-31 19:50:58
Add new 500m summit
Context of comment:New 500m Summit?
During a walk last weekend around Slievenamon in Co. Tipp, I also took in a small seperate summit to the NNE called Knockahunna. Looking at the OS map, the summit (S 3031 3276) is inside a 500m contour and is at least 40m above the nearest saddle. Assuming it qualifies, it would be a new summit for the database of summits on the mountainviews website.
Message:Update database
tsunami
2006-01-24 22:00:33
New Summits
Context of comment:Just to echo the comments of john_desmond, I've often wondered why Finlieve in the Western Mournes wasn't in the database despite being well over 500m. It merely gets forgotten about in the shadow of Shanlieve - perhaps it could be included also.
Message:Update datebase
jackill
2006-01-25 15:23:13
"The Summit" from jackill Contract pics
Picture: The Summit (Contract pics)

New 500 mtr Summit?
Context of comment:I was intrigued by John_desmonds suggestion that Knockahunna could be above 500 meters. Looking at the map it certainly seems so.I set out last Sunday with my gps and an altimeter.
The summit is marked by a carin topped with a small concrete structure which must have been used for"bouncing" tv signals some years ago. Standing on the ground next to the cairn my gps was reading 502 meters whereas standing on the cairn next to the hut it was reading 504 meters. Accuracy was 5 meters for both. The Altimeter was reading 511 meters(Iusually find this could vary by as much as 20 meters from the gps reading). I then continued on to what I judged to be the highest point on the col to Slievenamon. I took readings there of 454 meters with 6 meters accuracy.
Message:promote Knockahunna!


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