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Tennant 07-10-2013 01:08 PM

Peak Finder App
 
For those of us who don't get to access the Adirondacks as often as we'd like - or for those of us that just aren't as intimately familiar with the region - I wanted to recommend http://www.peakfinder.org. This is particularly useful for me as a photographer, as "virtual scouting" is what I spend most of my time on. The site has a simple, clean format. You can find peaks in their database or navigate to the location on a map. You're not going to get 3D renderings (use Google Earth for that), but you'll get a list of all the peaks visible. Here is an example from the summit of Macomb:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9...6b243baa5c.jpg

It also has a neat "binocular" feature where you can get information (elevation, GPS) on other peaks in view.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/9...e9efd05aa4.jpg

The best part? This also comes as an app for your mobile device which works off-line!

stripperguy 07-10-2013 09:06 PM

Tennant,

Too cool!! It gives the views from any location, not just from peaks.
I just bookmarked the site.

Thanks.

viewseeker 07-11-2013 06:34 AM

nice tool , thanks

geogymn 07-11-2013 07:27 AM

Wow! Great, thanks!

snoeboarder 07-11-2013 02:57 PM

very nice!


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