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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
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Summit Summary
An Buaicín: Mighty views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 2 days ago.
Park at Brandon Point, cross the stile and head up hill. Pass by the an old coast-watchers hut and continue uphill to the summit. Wonderful views out over the sea. Very popular with bird-watchers....

  
Forum: General
New book from John G O'Dwyer
aidand 2 days ago.
If you are looking for a gift for a hillwalker, or just a good read, can I recommend the recently published 'Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands' by John G O'Dwyer. This well written book covers a...

  
Summit Comment
Sgurr an Fheadain: Fairy Mountain
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
Near the village of Carbost, on the Isle of Skye, the River Brittle, fed by a number of tributaries including Allt Coir' a' Mhadaidh, begins its journey in a glacial corrie (Coire na Creiche) site...

Forum: Suggestions
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 3 days ago.
MountainViews has been describing "Coastal Hills" for the island of Ireland. They are places which typically overlook the sea and may form part of coastal walks. They are defined as being within ...

  
Summit Comment
Cuilcagh: Route from South
donieg 4 days ago.
Climbed Benbeg and Cuilcagh yesterday 29.04.2008. Weather was fine with very good visability, this is an ideal medium effort walk for walkers who have about 3.5 -4hrs to spare. I parked my vehicle...

  
Track
Sumitteering Brandon Peak via Brandon on a hard day.
simon3 a week ago.
The day had one objective, visit Brandon Peak. In glorious hindsight there may be easier routes, but the way we chos... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 1240m, Area: Brandon, Brandon Group (Ireland) Brand||

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Loughsalt Mountain: A popular attraction for quite a long time
ceadeile 5 days ago.
Thomas Wright (1711 – 1786) the noted English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer was the first to describe the shape of the Milky Way and to speculate that ...

  
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Great views and a great name for your first summit after surgery
muddyboots a week ago.
Climbed Kanturk and Scarr mountain from the traditional starting point of the Glenamacnass Waterfall carpark (car co... walk, Len: 6.0km, Climb: 322m, Area: Kanturk, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Kantur||

  
Summit Summary
Cuilcagh: The Roof of the Border
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Cuilcagh is a huge sprawling mountain of genuine geographical significance: it is the highest point on the border as well as the highest point in both Cavan and Fermanagh, and the source of the mi...

Forum: General
Too beautiful for words...
Colin Murphy a week ago.
On a recent trip to Argentina, we took a flight from Buenos Aires to visit one of nature's greatest sights - The Iguazu Falls, which are shared between Argentina and Brazil. I've heard the Brazil ...

  
Summit Summary
An Cnoc Maol Mór: Easy summit overlooking Dingle
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This summit can easly be reached from the Connor Pass car park at Q49047 05587

  
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Only did it to log it - and it nearly did me!
muddyboots a week ago.
Did this hike as night was falling after climbing Scarr. Like others we used the access road until it is apparent th... walk, Len: 5.1km, Climb: 151m, Area: Fair Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||


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