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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: Feanor on 26 April, 2022, 07:06:50 pm

Title: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Feanor on 26 April, 2022, 07:06:50 pm
I don't think I've seen a thread for this kind of thing, and the other thread is in the Rides and Touring board.
If there is, point me to it and I'll move this.

Anyways, I found myself on the West Coast this weekend, for dinner at the excellent Three Chimneys on Skye.
On the way home, we stopped to take in a hike of the Forcan Ridge.

I've been playing with a website called Fatmap, which can connect to data sources like Strava, and plot them on a pretty 3D sat view.
(I use this for ski tracks, mostly).
But I see it has a 'share' function, so I thought I'd test it here.
I'm not sure how well it works if you don't have a login, so this is just a test really.

https://fatmap.com/adventureid/31702476/the-saddle-forcan-ridge-and-sgurr-na-sgine?fmid=cp

Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: hbunnet on 26 April, 2022, 08:44:03 pm
Yes that works well on Ubuntu/Vivaldi. A thoroughly good day there.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: cygnet on 26 April, 2022, 09:52:33 pm
No.  :'(
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: orienteer on 26 April, 2022, 10:14:45 pm
Works on Firefox on Windows 10, thx!
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Feanor on 26 April, 2022, 10:37:36 pm
My initial suspicion is that Fatmap is downloading a very large amount of image data in the first instance.
Then, I think it is doing a lot of 3D rendering on the local machine.

On my faster machines, the imagery loads as low-resolution initially, then fills in the detail, much like interlaced images from the dial-up days of the Internet. This takes around 3 seconds, but then scrolls around easily.

On my fondleslab on the same Internet connection, it grinds to a point, then just fails to proceed.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: FifeingEejit on 26 April, 2022, 10:49:24 pm
I was on my first proper hike in donkeys for a club mates final Corbet on Aonach Buidhe.
I buggered off home on Sunday and fell asleep in the car (I wasn't driving btw.) and in my bed within minutes of arrival.
I also fell asleep during the party...

Others did Forcan Ridge on Sunday, it looks a tad beyond my comfort zone.

https://www.yogile.com/dmc-2022-04-22/024853908l/share/?vsc=1087652c2
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 April, 2022, 12:23:42 am
I have been to exotic Shepherds Bush.  And back.  The Man has changed the route of the W15 between Whipps Cross hostipal and Leytonstone station so it goes along the Whipps Cross Road and down the High Road instead of faffing around in the residential backwaters of Leytonstone, which takes ages at hours 18:00 of the clock chiz.  Wuffo they do that ???
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: ian on 27 April, 2022, 09:18:48 am
My initial suspicion is that Fatmap is downloading a very large amount of image data in the first instance.
Then, I think it is doing a lot of 3D rendering on the local machine.

On my faster machines, the imagery loads as low-resolution initially, then fills in the detail, much like interlaced images from the dial-up days of the Internet. This takes around 3 seconds, but then scrolls around easily.

On my fondleslab on the same Internet connection, it grinds to a point, then just fails to proceed.

Works fine on a fancy new M1 iPad. Less impressive with English hills, of course.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: rafletcher on 27 April, 2022, 11:22:04 am
My initial suspicion is that Fatmap is downloading a very large amount of image data in the first instance.
Then, I think it is doing a lot of 3D rendering on the local machine.

On my faster machines, the imagery loads as low-resolution initially, then fills in the detail, much like interlaced images from the dial-up days of the Internet. This takes around 3 seconds, but then scrolls around easily.

On my fondleslab on the same Internet connection, it grinds to a point, then just fails to proceed.

My works HP lappy (gen 7 i7 "second user") loaded it no problem in Chrome, less that 10 seconds, half of which was the splash screen.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 April, 2022, 11:31:27 am
I've been playing with a website called Fatmap, which can connect to data sources like Strava, and plot them on a pretty 3D sat view.
(I use this for ski tracks, mostly).
But I see it has a 'share' function, so I thought I'd test it here.
I'm not sure how well it works if you don't have a login, so this is just a test really.

https://fatmap.com/adventureid/31702476/the-saddle-forcan-ridge-and-sgurr-na-sgine?fmid=cp

Very snappy to load on Chrome onna two-month-old middling-spec FruitCo fondleslab.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Wombat on 27 April, 2022, 03:33:10 pm
Well, yesterday I did indeed go out, sans bike.  However, t'was no fun, as it was a duty visit to ancient crumbling mother who'd just been released from hospital.  Left home at 0500, got back home about 1715 or so, having driven in excess of 400 miles, largely across country.  400 miles driving for a visit which my remaining family and my mother had been demanding loudly, and lasted about an hour and a half till mother made it plain she no longer wanted me there.  Only useful bit of the journey was to call in at Sainsbury's in Hedge End for shopping unavailable in the wilds of Wales, and to Hobbycraft in (Urgh!) Swindon or thereabouts, to buy some picture frames to match the others on the wall, for our gallery of assorted pets.  When I informed the lady in Hobbycraft that I can't get such stuff in Wales, she proudly announced that there is a Hobbycraft in Cardiff.  Well maybe there is, but "down there" is almost another country, and its around 100 miles away.

One reassuring bit, although 400 miles in one day is a fair old trek, driving my 8 year old Skoda Citigo across everything from muddy country lanes to the M4, was pleasant and efficient.  But then, we occasionally use one of them (the other is 10 years and 95k miles old) for blasting across France for 450 miles at close to the autoroute limit, so I should know that, but its nice to be reminded.
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 May, 2022, 08:21:35 am
Went out for a hikelet yesterday. Bus to Keynsham, then walk up the Chew, past the mill, through the cow fields, across the hare field, cross the river again and the back way to Marksbury avoiding Burnett. Then a bit of path I'd not used before, which took me past two playful pigs (mostly pink with black heads and rumps), over the stony fields and up the hill to Stantonbury. Have a snooze, make some tea. Down again past the pigs but then turn left, start walking down the track that is actually in the stream, and then left again into Compton Dando. The follow the Chew again. Interrupted by various breaks to make tea using my new, shiny, tiny (really tiny) stove what I "won".
Title: Re: Have you been out today - non-cycling
Post by: hatler on 10 May, 2022, 08:39:24 pm
That link works perfectly on a five year old MacBook.  Neat day out.