Archive for January 15, 2013

Hill Lists database updates

January 15, 2013 Comments off

Version 13 of the Database of British and Irish Hills was released in December, and support has been added for a few of the MountainViews lists, specifically the 900s, the Vandeleur-Lynams and the Arderins. The Binnions are also there as a subset of the Marilyns (those less than 400m). The two lists that they don’t currently support are the 400s (recently named the Carns) and what I call the 150s which is really the other lists plus a collection of hills which don’t really belong anywhere due to lack of height/drop.

There are plans to support the Carns in v13.1 towards the end of March, at which time I plan to just use this one database for all of my hill list data. THIS MEANS LOSING THE 150s LIST (sorry!), however in its place I will be able to support the following (new) Irish lists: Furths (3000s), Marilyns (150m prominence), HuMPs (100m prominence) and Hewitts (hills over 2000ft with 30m prominence).

I am also working on something else to add to the app which should be very useful for hill walkers in Scotland, the Lake District and Snowdonia. Its possible this will be released later this month or early February. Watch this space! 🙂