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IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby BSquared » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:47 am

Does anyone know if there's a guide to the distant mountains that can be seen in the Sentinal Dome Webcam? A little map work suggests that the obvious peaky thing well to the left of Cloud's Rest is probably Cathedral Peak (with something else, perhaps Echo Peaks?), the massif that's rising to the right of HD (should I call it "Dumb Dome now? ;) ) and mostly hidden by it is probably Vogelsang/Fletcher, and the larger massif to its right is the Clark Range (although I don't see the distinctive outline of Mt. Clark there). Sound good? But I'll be that somewhere there's a "key," with labels on the major peaks. Isn't there? If not, maybe somebody with more skill with map and compass (and more time) than I have should make one!
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby oldranger » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:14 pm

Bill, I'd guess that the Clark range is out of the pic to the right.

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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:29 pm

so, B2, you want something like this?

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Probably want to ask those that own the camera for Sentinel to do something similar. And that would be http://yosemiteconservancy.org.
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:17 pm

probably a great pic to start with.. just annotate as appropriate.
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby BSquared » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:24 pm

so, B2, you want something like this?
Yes, that's exactly what I had in mind. I did send a note to the Yosemite Conservancy. Like most non-profits, they're presumably chronically undermanned and underfinanced, but we'll see what they say. Russ, do you agree with Mike that the large massif to the right of Half Dome isn't the Clarks? And if not, it sort of has to be Vogelsang/Fletcher, doesn't it?

Oh, I also sent a note to a couple of guys I "met" [iMet?] at WPSMB who have done similar things with panoramas from other places in the Sierra. I think one of them has a computer program that more-or-less automatically calculates azimuths of major sites from any point and takes into account features in between that hide the more distant points. Sounds like a fairly common GIS kind of problem, but I'm hardly a GIS expert, so I don't really know.
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:05 pm

so, if i know what the points are you want identified, we can do that here..

Powerpoint.. sweet..

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let me know how you want to proceed.. yes, i can resize it bigger.
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby BSquared » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:32 am

OK, here's a start. I played around with one of the large-scale USGS maps ("Mariposa?") on MacGPS Pro, but I'm still quite uncertain about most of my IDs (hence the question marks).
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Re: IDs on Sentinal Dome Webcam?

Postby rlown » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:44 am

Nicely done! I think you are mostly right. Guess the sugar maple research is slow as sap runs right now? :)
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