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New Feature: Sun & Shade


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Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,879

I've added a new feature to area pages with details about sun and shade on a crag.  It appears on "leaf" areas (those areas that contain routes) and not on "branch" areas (those areas that contain sub-areas).

There area a few components:

  • a mathematically calculated set of arrows that show the sun angle throughout the day (click that to get a more details, and to be able to change the date and location).
  • a human-entered set compass directions and hours that indicate the sunny hours during the area's most popular climbing season.
  • any details that make sense for an area (trees?  deep canyon? etc).
Here's an example from this page (scroll down, near the weather graphs) https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105744723/the-bastille-n-face

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 518

Very cool. In fact shocked that you actually delivered this feature because I thought all the requests for it were a bit of a pipe dream given the complexity.

Anyways, looked but didn't see a way to add this information via "improve this page" or "add to page". Or just for area admins to do as they see fit?

Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,879
nathanael wrote: Anyways, looked but didn't see a way to add this information via "improve this page" or "add to page". Or just for area admins to do as they see fit?

Oops, fixed it so everyone can see those controls.

kennyp · · Las Cruces · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 75

Is there any way to change the UTC time to local time? Math is hard!

Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,879
kennyp wrote: Is there any way to change the UTC time to local time? Math is hard!

It shows local times when we can get the time zone from the GPS coords of the area, which seems to be almost all of them.  Can you post a link for the area that is showing UTC?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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