[Loadstone] Observations

Ronan McGuirk ronan.mcguirk at vicsireland.org
Wed Nov 8 20:43:01 GMT 2006

Hi Aedan,
I also saw a number of negative altitudes and I am also living above sea
level.  I found that changing the altitude from mean sea level to geo ID
seemed to improve this considerably.  I don't understand the difference
between geo ID and mean sea level but geo ID  seems to work well for Dublin.

For example,   I climbed to the top of Maulin mountain in Wicklow recently.
Loadstone told me I was at 567 metres.  When I checked on a hill-walkers
website later it gave a height of 570 metres for Maulin so it sounds like
Loadstone is about right with Geo ID.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aedan O'Meara" <aomeara at iol.ie>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 3:31 PM
Subject: [Loadstone] Observations

> Hi Shawn,
> I have tried the approach time you suggest but find that the setting of
> 30 seems too broad. The minimum seems to be 10 and this does limit the
> announcing of approaching points to a reasonable level.
> One other observation:
> The altitude is spoken consistently by Talks as -10 or -30 which would
> indicate to me that I was below sealevel whereas I am definitely above
> sealevel. Is this just a dash or a minus?
> i e is it a verbosity problem (punctuation is set to all) or a fault?
> Regards
> Aedan.
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