New "Tops" Layer


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By TallPaul on 25/05/19 at 5:56pm

We've just pushed to live an upgrade to our mapping app which adds a new layer "Tops". This is currently only available to supporters to thank you for your generous help in keeping the site going and especially the mapping.

The layer will show you the location of the top of all hills of the class that you choose, be it Wainwrights, Munros, Nuttalls, or whatever. You can also see which of them you've bagged.

I've put online a little video which will walk you through it. The image quality is a bit poor (as it my audio as usual :lol:) but you'll get the idea.

We hope you'll find this useful if you're a hill bagger and you're planning which hill you want to bag next.


By SheepFarmer on 23/12/20 at 4:18pm

1st a problem - Either some of the mountains in Wales & Scotland have shrunk dramatically or there's a problem with the tops layer on the maps as I'm not getting any Welsh 3000's or Scottish 4000's.

2nd a feature request – the ability to select multiple categories at once e.g., Wainwrights & Birketts in the tops layer, to save all the clicking back & forth when trying to plot routes with multiple tops in different categories.


By TallPaul on 24/12/20 at 10:43am

1st a problem - Either some of the mountains in Wales & Scotland have shrunk dramatically or there's a problem with the tops layer on the maps as I'm not getting any Welsh 3000's or Scottish 4000's.

I have now lowered the sea level ;) and the Welsh 3000's or Scottish 4000's are back!

(Looks like I missed a step when I last imported the tops from the Data of British and Irish Hills.)


By TallPaul on 24/12/20 at 10:53am

2nd a feature request – the ability to select multiple categories at once e.g., Wainwrights & Birketts in the tops layer, to save all the clicking back & forth when trying to plot routes with multiple tops in different categories.

Seems reasonable, although I'm a bit worried about how I colour a top which is both a Wainwright and a Birkett (I suspect every Wainwright is also a Birkett but I've not checked). I do have a hierarchy for classifications I could potentially use to decide but it's currently fairly simplistic, it just splits then into six levels. So for example Marilyns and Nuttalls are both level two at the moment, but if a hill is both I think I'd colour it as a Nuttall.

Anyway I can worry about that at the time.



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