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#50092 - 06/12/17 03:12 PM New Photographic Map
Panorama Paul Offline


Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Ridgecrest, CA, USA
I've been working up a unique visual tool since my bucket list climb in June 2013. Wish I'd had it.

    Check out www.panoramapaul.com.



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#50094 - 06/12/17 04:31 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: Panorama Paul]
goldscott Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 110
Loc: San Diego, CA
Super cool! I've been thinking about making an app that does something like this - point your phone camera at the mountains and based on your GPS and compass heading, overlays the name of each peak it sees.

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#50095 - 06/12/17 09:42 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: goldscott]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 514
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: goldscott
Super cool! I've been thinking about making an app that does something like this - point your phone camera at the mountains and based on your GPS and compass heading, overlays the name of each peak it sees.


Goldscott,

This app exists. Check out ViewRanger: http://www.viewranger.com/en-US

The app is free for both IOS and Android. Many maps are free (open street, open bike, etc..., and USGS 1:24,000 for contiguous USA, Hawaii and Alaska is $24.00

Maps can be downloaded to your device for use off line.

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#50097 - 06/12/17 10:30 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: John Sims]
fusial Offline


Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Los Angeles Area
Is this app better than Peak.ar? I've tried a couple peak overlay apps and have been disappointed. It seems very hard to get the peaks that I want labeled in the distance range that interests me, and I end up seeing only the peaks I've never heard of.

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#50100 - 06/12/17 10:59 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: John Sims]
WanderingJim Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 153
Loc: California
I've used the PeakFinder app in the past to identify peaks, but I've used Viewranger for a little while recently and it is nice how it overlays the peaks over the live camera picture. Not always matched up exactly, of course, but a very nice tool.

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#50101 - 06/13/17 12:12 AM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: Panorama Paul]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1497
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
ANyone else think this is just a little too commercial for this board?
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#50103 - 06/13/17 09:02 AM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: saltydog]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7126
Loc: Fresno, CA
I think it's ok. This is a hobby, and PPaul isn't going to turn this into a big business.

It couldn't be more Whitney summit - specific.

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#50106 - 06/13/17 12:25 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: goldscott]
Panorama Paul Offline


Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Ridgecrest, CA, USA
There's already a phone app for just that called "Peakfinder.com". It does a pretty good job, but nowhere near the detail that is in my map. Some of the labels took me half an hour to gain the confidence I needed using topo software and several websites.

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#50111 - 06/13/17 09:29 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: Steve C]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1497
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Originally Posted By: Steve C
I think it's ok. This is a hobby, and PPaul isn't going to turn this into a big business.

It couldn't be more Whitney summit - specific.


Oh its Whitney, allright! Just wondering about where commercial lnes might be drawn. After all I'm pretty new here
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#50115 - 06/13/17 10:36 PM Re: New Photographic Map [Re: saltydog]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7126
Loc: Fresno, CA
> After all I'm pretty new here

...so says the old 'dog. grin

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