|Lake District volunteers lead the way|
|Expanding our National Park|
|Your Dog and Other Animals|
|Stepping up to the Bowder Stone|
|Yet Another Release of Mapping|
|New Release of our Map Tiles|
|Welcome to our new Web Site|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns|
|Dogs and the Lambing Season|
|Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April|
|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Glover Landscape Review|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal|
|Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?|
|Duddon Fell Care Day|
|Thirlmere Fell Care Day|
|Tour of Britain hits Cumbria|
|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|
|Beware Blue Green Algae|
|Great Cumbrian Landscapes|
|The Lake District: a victim of its own success?|
|In Praise of Keswick|
Older satnavs and such devices won't be able to use America's Global Positioning System properly after 6th April unless they've been suitably updated or designed to handle a looming epoch rollover.
We discovered this week via a posting on The Register that older GPSs, satnavs, and other such devices won't be able to use America's Global Positioning System properly after 6th April unless they've been suitably updated or designed to handle a rollover similar to the Y2K problem. read more ...
If your camera doesn't have a built in GPS you can geotag your photos afterwards if you've got a GPS track handy.
Some modern cameras, and a lot of mobile phones, geotag photos which is to say that they add the location where the photo was taken to the EXIF data recorded with the photo. Of course doing that requires that the camera has a GPS built in. Phones pretty much always do, cameras not so much. read more ...
With some fanfare the Ordnance Survey announced this week that their subscription mapping application could now display walks in 3D ... on our web site you've been able to do that for a long time, for free.
With some fanfare the Ordnance Survey announced this week that their subscription mapping application could now display your walks in 3D ... with our web site you've been able to for ages, for free. Here's a screenshot of it in action: read more ...
People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. Paul explains why.
People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. To illustrate here's an example of an email we received today about our walk Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn. It said: read more ...
A user of our GPX mapping software asked this today. Here's Paul's reply.
Two articles on the Web this week highlighted, in different ways, the issue of over-reliance on GPS.
I've been meaning to blog about this for a while but two articles on the Web this week highlighted, in different ways, the issue of over-reliance on GPS.