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simon3
2019-10-25 13:31:26
Re Height differences
Context of comment:The OpenTopoMap unfortunately has chosen to show heights "above datum", that is height above the WGS84 ellipsoid.

So, while we like OpenTopoMap in many respects it doesn't show heights above sea-level which is what we are all used to.

MountainViews heights (above sea-level) are however shown when you move a cursor over a summit or in the "Detail Map Features" to the left of the page.
Message:We recognise that this situation is not ideal and wish to correct it. If it were a matter of just switching to another provider we would of course have done it.

We are researching other options, however a number of previously available map layers have ceased to be useable for a variety of reasons. It may take some time to sort this out. We do have various other layers which are less confusing in this respect.
Additional points:If anyone has suggestions, let's hear them.
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Summit Comment
Sgurr an Fheadain: Fairy Mountain
mcrtchly 11 hours ago.
Sgurr an Fheadain from one of the fairy pools in Glen Brittle

  
Forum: Suggestions
Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry
simon3 a day 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 2 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Loughsalt Mountain: A popular attraction for quite a long time
ceadeile 2 days ago.
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Track
Great views and a great name for your first summit after surgery
muddyboots a week ago.
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Track
Sumitteering Brandon Peak via Brandon on a hard day.
simon3 5 days 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||

Summit Summary
Cuilcagh: The Roof of the Border
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 days ago.
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Only did it to log it - and it nearly did me!
muddyboots a week ago.
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Forum: General
Too beautiful for words...
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Summit Summary
An Cnoc Maol Mór: Easy summit overlooking Dingle
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
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Take the righteous path via the pilgrim's way
muddyboots a week ago.
Mauherslieve from the SouthSignpost to summit - waymarks to top.|

  
Summit Comment
An Bhinn Dubh: The Black Ben
Geo 6 days ago.
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