Here is a little navigational detail to mull over.
I have taken to plotting each unique summit I chase onto Google Earth. I have noticed previously that the Google plot seems to vary from the actual summit.
Today I worked Chris/F8DZY/P on F/PO-252 which is shown on th database at 43deg 21min 32sec North 01deg 13min 51sec West. When plotted the position seems to be quite a way from the summit.
If you then put the mouse on the actual summit, which you can obtain by tilting the image through 90 degrees to obtain the view from the horizon, the position is shown as 43deg 21.29min 68sec North 01deg 13.57min 85sec West.
I realise this is a meaningless question in the great order of things and the database compilers did a superb job at the outset but the discrepancy in the positions amounts to quite a few seconds. It would not make a huge difference in navigating to the summit if you put the database figures into your GPS but if you were being searched for, it makes a big difference.
Anyone have thoughts?
In passing, I am mystified by Chris signing as F8DZY but posting as F4DZY. Is it huband/wife or father/son team? I am only a newbie and have to ask these mundane questions !!