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Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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My new (not early XIX or XX Century's) Italian map (1:50.000) shows an altitude of 3.823 m, and the French ones (1:50.000) have an altitude of 3.823 m (1:25.000) and 3.819 m (1:50.000).
Posted Jun 23, 2003 6:58 pm

alpenkalbUntitled Comment

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It is usual (at least in the Alps) that local authorities measure their mountains. Thus when the French draw a map they would take the altitude from the Italians or the Swiss. The exactitude of the Swiss topography is 1 cm today. Maybe it is 3819.xx m, and my reading is rounded.
Posted Jun 24, 2003 1:13 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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No alpenkalb, what I'm saying is that topography is not an exact science. The measurements depend on many factors and different editions of maps give different heights for the same top. Some people here, as gordonye, could tell us the differences on measurements using different projections, measuring systems, etc.
Posted Jun 25, 2003 2:51 am

omUntitled Comment

om

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Swiss exactitude is not a legend...
Posted Jun 25, 2003 12:00 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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One difficulty of doing a good measurement is because it's very difficult to find a model for the geoide, the theoretic extension of the seas under the continents.
Posted Jul 19, 2003 5:39 am

desainmeUntitled Comment

desainme

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A doleful affair.

It might be interesting to

rate the climbs or views of Mt. Dolent from different territories. It is said that the

state of Ohio relinquisthed its half

of the Ohio River to Kentucky so that the Commonwealth might have the priveledge of maintaining the bridges.
Posted Jul 19, 2003 8:28 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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I don't think that it's a doleful affair. Why? The mountains have ever marked the frontiers between countries. However, mountaineering is aside politics in many cases, so I don't think that rating the climbs or views of Mont Dolent from different territories would be interesting.



Anyway it's curious that story of the Ohio River. Thanks for reading my page.
Posted Jul 20, 2003 4:41 am

alpenkalbUntitled Comment

alpenkalb

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The french border does not touch the summit. The meeting point of the 3 countries is the gendarme 3751 m of the NNW ridge.

The altitude of Mont Dolent is 3820. 3823 was measured about 100 years ago, before the error between sea leavel and Geneva (ca. ) was detected.



Mont Dolent is a Swiss/Italian mountain.

Posted Jun 22, 2003 2:16 am

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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My new (not early XIX or XX Century's) Italian map (1:50.000) shows an altitude of 3.823 m, and the French ones (1:50.000) have an altitude of 3.823 m (1:25.000) and 3.819 m (1:50.000).
Posted Jun 23, 2003 6:58 pm

alpenkalbUntitled Comment

alpenkalb

Hasn't voted

It is usual (at least in the Alps) that local authorities measure their mountains. Thus when the French draw a map they would take the altitude from the Italians or the Swiss. The exactitude of the Swiss topography is 1 cm today. Maybe it is 3819.xx m, and my reading is rounded.
Posted Jun 24, 2003 1:13 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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No alpenkalb, what I'm saying is that topography is not an exact science. The measurements depend on many factors and different editions of maps give different heights for the same top. Some people here, as gordonye, could tell us the differences on measurements using different projections, measuring systems, etc.
Posted Jun 25, 2003 2:51 am

omUntitled Comment

om

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Swiss exactitude is not a legend...
Posted Jun 25, 2003 12:00 pm

JoshUntitled Comment

Josh

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Blah...
Posted Jun 25, 2003 12:39 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

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One difficulty of doing a good measurement is because it's very difficult to find a model for the geoide, the theoretic extension of the seas under the continents.
Posted Jul 19, 2003 5:39 am

desainmeUntitled Comment

desainme

Voted 10/10

A doleful affair.

It might be interesting to

rate the climbs or views of Mt. Dolent from different territories. It is said that the

state of Ohio relinquisthed its half

of the Ohio River to Kentucky so that the Commonwealth might have the priveledge of maintaining the bridges.
Posted Jul 19, 2003 8:28 pm

Diego SahagúnUntitled Comment

Diego Sahagún

Hasn't voted

I don't think that it's a doleful affair. Why? The mountains have ever marked the frontiers between countries. However, mountaineering is aside politics in many cases, so I don't think that rating the climbs or views of Mont Dolent from different territories would be interesting.



Anyway it's curious that story of the Ohio River. Thanks for reading my page.
Posted Jul 20, 2003 4:41 am

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