These are a few sites that may interest users of the DoBIH. Most apps have been evaluated by the editorial team.
- Hill Lists
Graham Haley's iPhone app. Generally uses the latest DoBIH release. Now includes the Tumps.
- British Hills
Android app developed by Adam Coles. Uses DoBIH v15.3. Also available for Windows phone.
- National Parks offline maps
Range of iOS apps covering all the National Parks and some other areas. Offline OS mapping down to a nominal 1:10k scale with DoBIH hill data and other functionality.
- Peak Scanner
Uses DoBIH data together with the GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope functions in the phone to produce an Augmented Reality view, allowing you to find out about the hills around you by pointing your phone at them. iOS and Android versions.
Gives OpenStreetMap mapping overlaid with MountainViews hills. The OSi site formerly offered a useful map but now directs you to GeoHive whose maps lack any elevation data.
Gives OpenStreetMap mapping with some photographs. The Coverage Map offers historic half-inch mapping.
- Historic Environment Viewer
Historic 6" and 25" maps from the 19th century OS survey. The coordinates icon accepts xcoord, ycoord in Irish National Grid.
- Sabre maps
Offers a few half inch maps. It used to have War Office maps of Ireland but these have disappeared.
- Open Topographic Data Viewer
LIDAR datasets from several sources brought together by The Geological Survey of Ireland. Currently no coverage of upland areas.
- PRONI Historical Maps Viewer
Current and historical OSNI maps. For current 1:50k and 1:10k maps, click on the Basemap Gallery (first icon, top right of screen). For 1:10k metric maps of 1957-1986 vintage and historical 6 inch maps, click on "Layer list" (second icon). Maps will only display at certain zoom scales; click inside the map and use the +/- buttons at top left.
- NIEA Map Viewer
OSNI 1:50k and historic 6" maps of Northern Ireland. To obtain the latter, select Historic Maps from the menu. Not the easiest site to use.
Communities and organisations
- The Relative Hills of Britain
Comprehensive resource and focus for the RHB community.
- The Tump Forum
Essential resource for Tump baggers. Summary changes to the lists on Hill Bagging are announced here. Also covers Simms and Dodds. Members can opt for a daily digest.
- Pedantic Publications
Forum for discussion of Marilyns, Humps, and other matters. Replaced the defunct Yahoo rhb group in December 2020. Members can opt for a daily digest.
- Relative Hills Society
Society for baggers of metric lists in Britain and abroad. The magazine Relative Matters (not available online) has taken over from Marhofn, whose last issue was in 2016.
- Relative Hills of Britain Facebook group. Popular group focused on relative hill bagging. Many postings share photos and experiences on the hills.
Long established site with an online community and resources for the Irish hillwalker. Run by a committee with whom we share data and surveying expertise.
- The Munro Society
Society open to Munro "compleaters". One of its early objectives was to measure the heights of marginal qualifiers on Munro's list, for which it commissioned surveys by the DoBIH survey team (G&J Surveys). This resulted in Sgurr nan Ceannaichean and Beinn a' Chlaidheimh being reclassified as Corbetts, and Knight's Peak deleted from the Munro Tops. An account is given in the book Scaling the Heights.