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2019

July  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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February  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  

2018

December  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
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October  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
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September  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
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August  
Updating Heights  
The problem with The Priest's Hole  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
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July  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
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June  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
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• Yet Another Release of Mapping

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. This release also includes a number of changes, some resulting in feedback from users after our last release (and the blog post includes a rather cool slider to let you view the changes side by side).

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OpenData programme.  read more ...


• New Release of our Map Tiles

We've just put online a new release of the map tiles we use on our site and in our GPX mapping app and it has some significant changes.

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles which we use on our site and in our GPX mapping app. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OpenData programme.  read more ...


• Weather Watching

In the wake of Storm Callum we've got some thoughts on how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions.

In the wake of Storm Callum last weekend we thought this was a good time to talk about how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions if you're visiting the Lakes.  read more ...


• Updating Heights

We've been working behind the scenes on updating our height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks.

We've been working behind the scenes on updating the height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks. This has involved merging NASA SRTM height data for Ireland and the Isle of Man with the latest release of Ordnance Survey's OS Terrain 50 data for Great Britain (previously we were using SRTM data for Ireland and an older release of the Ordnance Survey's height data for Great Britain and Isle of Man).  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. 45 were added including Lease Knott in the Lakes and there's also lots of other changes, mostly minor.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 16 and we're now on 16.1 which was released on 3rd August 2018.  read more ...


• New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application

We've added a new source of aerial photography tiles to our GPX mapping application.

If you use our GPS mapping application and you have logged in then you used to be able to use aerial photography for Bing. These tiles are often very good, for example they are in the Lake District, but elsewhere in the UK there are gaps with no tiles present at some zoom levels and/or the best tiles being satellite rather than aerial photography.  read more ...



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