Loadstone GPS Menu and Key Refference

Contents

Introduction
Navigation Mode Key Reference
Exploration Mode Key Reference
Current Point Submenu
Functions Submenu
Database Submenu
Checkpoints Submenu
GPS Submenu
Position Submenu
Tripmeter Submenu
Astronomic Submenu
Online tools menu
General Settings Tab
Monitor Settings Tab
Display Settings Tab
GPS Settings Tab
Sound Settings Tab
Advanced Settings Tab
Variables Settings Tab
Key editor About Option

Introduction

Loadstone GPS has two main modes of operation: Navigation mode, and Exploration mode.

When you first run the Loadstone GPS program your focus is placed in " Navigation mode ". Navigation Mode allows a user to find out information about their current environment. Information like:

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Navigation Mode Key Reference

The following text summarizes what each phone key does while in Navigation mode (default settings, see 'Key editor' below):

The "Shift" key referenced below can be thought of similarly to that of a shift key on a keyboard with the difference being that you do not press it at the same time as another key but rather just before. On most models of Nokia phones, this key is the Backspace key.

The keys in navigation mode (QuickKeys) are defined in the 'keys.map' file in the root of the Loadstone directory on your phone. Experienced users may want to edit the default behaviour of these QuickKeys. Please see the 'Key editor' entry on this page for information on how to do this.

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Exploration Mode Key Reference

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The Options Menu

The "options menu" contains sub-menus that contain various features and functions that drive Loadstone GPS.

These menus contain dynamic options/functions that may only appear under certain circumstances. E.G. When your GPS unit is not connected to the GPS program, many of the position-related functions will not be displayed and without checking points a number of menu items will not show up.

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Last/Current Point Submenu

The Last Point submenu is visible in Navigation mode after a point is announced. The Current Point submenu is visible in Exploration mode if a point has focus.

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Functions Submenu

The Functions Submenu contains a list of functions that Loadstone GPS can be made to execute. Most of these functions can be bound to a key or key-sequence on the phone.

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Database Submenu

The Database submenu is used to load/unload points. It also contains import/export functions

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Checkpoints Submenu

The Checkpoints submenu is used to load/unload, save and append to lists of checkpoints.

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GPS Submenu

The GPS Submenu contains functions that directly relate to your Bluetooth GPS receiver. Many of these functions only appear when connected to an active GPS receiver. This Submenu contains various reset, power saving and EGNOS/WAAS functions. If EGNOS/WAAS is available in your area you may experience improved accuracy if enabled. GPS reception is influenced by atmospheric and weather conditions. For a detailed description of the way a GPS receiver works please read 'GPS receivers: how they work' on the articles page of this website.

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Position Submenu

This submenu contains dynamic options/functions that may only appear under certain circumstances. E.G. When your GPS unit is not connected to the phone, many of the position-related functions will not be displayed.

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Tripmeter Submenu

Here you can start, stop and view the tripmeter.

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Astronomic Submenu

Here you will find all you want to know about the appearance of the sun and the moon. A GPS fix is required to synchronize the times with your current position.

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Online Tools menu

Here you can maintain a list of URL's that point to online tools that are useful in combination with the Loadstone GPS program. This list resides in the root directory of the Loadstone directory on your phone. Pressing select on one of these URL's starts the phones browser and tries to connect to the selected URL.

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Configuration submenu

Here you can configure the Loadstone GPS program to behave as you want it!

Settings Submenu

Settings Dialog

The Settings Dialog contains many options that allow Loadstone GPS to be configured to meet your particular requirements.

The Settings Dialog has seven tabs that you move between by using the joystick's left and right arrows. The first tab you come to by default is the General Settings tab.

General Settings Tab

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Monitor Settings Tab

Settings for signals and connections.

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Display Settings Tab

This tab contains settings relevant to how Loadstone GPS displays various pieces of information.

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GPS Settings Tab

Miscelanius GPS settings.

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Sound Settings Tab

Sound settings.

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Advanced Settings Tab

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Variables Settings Tab

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Key editor

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About Option

This option activates a window that will display the version of Loadstone you are using along with the date of its creation. Author and web site information is also displayed. Finally you will find your UserID as generated from your e-mail address here.

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Exit Options

This option will exit Loadstone GPS. You may also exit Loadstone GPS by pressing softkey 2 from most areas of the program.