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confusing route guide

confusing route guide


Postby Runci21 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm

Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 19/08/2018

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

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second visit to carn gorm after making a navigation error last time I was there and ended up on wrong trail.

we where doing fine this visit despite low cloud and poor visibility till we headed to last summit when it started to go wrong as last munro on os map was meal na aighean but gpx plotter had us going to creah mhor,

standard view
glen lyon 1.png


and zoomed in
glen lyon 2a.png


on standard view guide shows two creag mhor summits and a meal na aighean summit which did not correspond to os map we had or gps unit, but if you zoom in on guide it show final summit as meal na aighean.
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Re: confusing route guide

Postby jmarkb » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 pm

This hill was originally known as Creag Mhor (up until the 1990 edition of Munros Tables), but this name properly belongs to the 822m summit (and the crags on its south face). The OS maps all show it now as Meall na Aighean, but Open Street Map doesn't seem to have caught up properly!
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Re: confusing route guide

Postby ScotFinn65 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:05 pm

Agree. I noticed when zooming in on most online maps, that one top actually changes name.

It doesn't help much having another top in the vicinity with the same name, either 🤔
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Re: confusing route guide

Postby denfinella » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 am

So the issue is really with OpenStreetMap, not with the Walkhighlands route guide?
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Re: confusing route guide

Postby jmarkb » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:14 am

denfinella wrote:So the issue is really with OpenStreetMap, not with the Walkhighlands route guide?


Yes!
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