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simon3
2023-04-18 08:08:29
Carn changes using EastWest data.
Context of comment:We have been re-evaluating some summits as a result of improved map information from EastWest/ Bluesky. Assistance noted from Database of British and Irish Hills.
Message:The following are the results,
Muskeagh Hill, Wicklow, is now a Carn since it is just over 400m
Seefin N Top, Galtees, is now not a Carn, a result of a better definition of where its linking col is.
Sleamaine, Wicklow is now not a Carn as a result of better estimate of its col height and corrected definition of its linking col
Additional points:Nothing hugely dramatic here. Surprisingly there haven't been that many changes as a result of using EastWest/ Bluesky topographical data. Some places have been identified as candidates for surveying. For example, Leenane Hill might be an Arderin were it surveyed.
simon3
2023-03-08 09:07:48
"Diagram showing EastWest/ Bluesky information." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Diagram showing EastWest/ Bluesky information. (Contract pics)

Another Arderin revealed, courtesy EastWest
Context of comment:We have been endeavoring to find Arderins for many years. While most can be found using OS mapping, there have always been hard cases where the height or usually the prominence aren't clearly discernible from OS mapping. Sometimes we attempt to resolve these using a surveying tool, accurate to 10cm, though there is always difficulty in establishing the position of cols.
EastWest mapping, where it is based on commercially surveyed Bluesky data has proved accurate enough to resolve some cases without actual field surveying.
Message:EastWest have informed me that according to their survey information for the Cooleys, the case for Eagles Rock to be an Arderin is strong.
The summit appears to be 529.2m (528) and the keycol (between it and Slieve Foye) is at 497.2m (499). The bracketed figures are what we formerly understood from OS information). Using the difference between the unrounded height and col height this gives a prominence of 32.056 (29). While Bluesky data isn't considered to be as accurate as surveying with a differential GPS, the margin between 32.1 and 30 the minimum for an Arderin is a convincing 2.1m which future surveying is not so likely to overturn.
So, Eagles Rock, Cooley Mountains duly is noted as an Arderin, making the total we currently recognise as being 409.

Thanks to Barry Dalby of EastWest for this. While we don't always see eye to eye on summit names, we are glad to cooperate everywhere we can.

The picture shows the summit position and its keycol on Bluesky data.
Additional points:Members, you might like to assist by writing a Short Summary for Eagles Rock and finding further pictures.
simon3
2023-02-09 07:24:37
Re Viewing recent comments first
Context of comment:Yes.. The number of comments have built up for some summits. Our system for presenting the most useful has been to show the best scoring first. New comments have been given a different colour and put at the front for a month to give them exposure and allow them to get rated. We also introduced the "Short Summary" which is intended to take the basics about a summit from all comments and present this first.
Message:However, even doing all of this, it is probably fair to say that some useful information in recent comments isn't always that visible. We have noted that ourselves. The first thing in my view is to try to ensure good uptodate short summaries are available. We have one volunteer doing this for all of the mountains in the Highest Hundred. In principle this is easy but it does take time and experience and grit.
However it would seem to be a good suggestion to allow sorting by most recent for comments. Currently the software MV uses for its main page dates from 2012 with improvements since. It doesn't work so well on different media formats such as mobile or wide laptops. We are working on the responsive version which reimplements the main page. This works much better on mobile and landscape formats.. This is the place we will implement the sorting option suggested here. However the responsive design is taking time to get right so it may be some months before we have it ready. You can view its progress at mountainviews.ie/?RWD
Additional points:Thanks for the suggestion. In the meanwhile we could use volunteers to help with getting good Short Summaries in place which are another way of making it easier for people to find the most useful information about a place quickly. Contact admin@mountainviews.ie if you wish to help.
michaelseaver
2023-02-07 19:37:18
Viewing recent comments first
Context of comment:When viewing comments for a particular mountain, the default order is set by reviews and feedback. This is probably for the best, but would it be possible to allow users to choose "most recent comments" first? This would be useful if, for example, there were access issues or some change to routes, so a user would want see the most recent contribution first, rather than clicking through pages of contributions to find the latest information.
simon3
2023-01-14 09:52:54
The website is subject to occasional outages
Context of comment:Currently as a result of abusive accesses to the website we are experiencing occasional outages.
This is possibly as a result of a illicit activity.
Message:Currently these appear to self rectify within an hour.
We are investigating this situation.
Bear with us.
simon3
2022-10-25 06:16:15
Re Rising Summiteers Fixed
Context of comment:Thanks Taisce for this. Yes, we can confirm that the Rising Summiteers is stuck, so that if you specify a comparison with 3 months ago, it actually compares with about 6 to 12 months ago.
Message:There's an issue with the code and it can be fixed.
Additional points:A fix is put in, which appears to be ok, but do check and report any issue.
Taisce
2022-10-22 18:06:26
Rising Summiteers
Context of comment:Error?
Message:Does not seem to be creating lists properly. If I list comparison period of 3 months, some of the users near the top of the list have not completed any summits in this period.
simon3
2022-08-22 07:03:22
Changes to Highest Hundred
Context of comment:MountainViews announces the following changes:
Added to Highest 100:
Cove Mountain (Mournes) in,
Seefingan (Dublin Mtns) in,

Lyracappul (Galtees and which was in doubt) remains in,

Removed from Highest 100:
Mullacor (Wicklow) out.

To be determined:
Knocknagantee (Dunkerrons)
and also the status of
Coomcallee (Dunkerrons)

These changes are all as a result of surveying to an accuracy of .1m
Message:As always, if we make changes to a list and it turns out that you haven't visited a summit that then becomes part of the list, any certificate you have from us is still valid.
Certificates are awarded on the basis of what the list was at the time of certification.

Nevertheless you might like to visit the "new" members of the list anyway.
simon3
2022-08-21 21:16:31
New Vandeleur-Lynam found
Context of comment:It has turned out that Baurtregaum NE Top https://mountainviews.ie/summit/32/ has a prominence of 19m making it a VL.
This brings the total number of VLs to 275.
Thanks to member glencree and EastWest for this one.
ektich
2022-05-10 07:31:18
Re: Problem with iphone7 .. need confirmation
Context of comment:problems viewing page on mobile phone
Message:Screenshots of the problem always help with figuring out what's wrong. On my IPhone 6 the introduction box covers most of the page, and it is bigger than the screen of my phone, so if I want to close it with the "x" I have to pan to the right. However I can successfully do that, and I can also close the popup with the "Close Introduction" button (it is just visible on the screen).


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