[Loadstone] problem

Easy Talk easytalk at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 3 11:34:20 BST 2006


Hi Monty,
I followed your instructions and the site says lat is -84.1496 long is 
30.5429
When I view the file nothing sounds like it is in my area.  should I import 
the file anyway?

Robert

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Monty Lilburn" <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" 
<loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem


> Hi Rob,
>
> I haven't tried using a Fortuna GPS receiver perhaps others on this
> list have.  One thing you could try is turning Power Saving off in the
> Options/GPS/Commands menu.  This apparently works for some people!
>
> As for the GlobalSat BT-338 that is what I have been using for the past 8
> months and I like it quite a bit.  No complaints and I especially like the
> auto-shutoff feature.  I would say 15 hours is about right.  I Normally
> need to charge once every couple of weeks and that is using it on two 20
> minute bus rides on work-days plus a few random walks here and there.
>
> In terms of getting points from the PointShare Exchange, try entering your
> zipcode into the following web form and it will return your coordinates:
>
> http://www.isharemaps.com/products/isharemaps_on_demand/demo/single_address_geocoder.php
>
> Then take those numeric values and feed them into the PointShare Exchange
> form fields.  (only numeric here, plus/minus is OK, N/E/S/W is not)
>
> I would start with a relatively small radius (like 5-10 miles)for your
> first time to get used to the whole import/export thing.  Remember, resist
> any urges to touch your phone while importing as it could cause database
> corruption
>
> Best regards,
>   Monty
>
>  On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Easy Talk wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My name is Robert and I am new to the list.  I have been going through 
>> the
>> process of reading all the documentation, installing the software on my
>> phone and pairing my Bt receiver with my Nokia 6670.  I understand the 
>> GPS
>> must be sirf star II or III.  I have a Fortuna Clip-on that uses what is
>> called sirfxtrak.  from what I understand in one protocol It does what 
>> sirf
>> star II and III do.  When I attempted to connect with the gps I got some
>> different messages.  One It seems the clock has quit ticking on your gps,
>> disconnecting.  Once it did connect for a very short time said no signal 
>> and
>> then the message above.  Does anyone know if I am just out of luck with 
>> this
>> receiver.  I ordered the Globalsat bt-338, does anyone have experience 
>> with
>> this GPS, the specs say it should work for 15 hours continuously.
>>
>> I also attempted to download the Points but apparently I have the wrong
>> Longitude and Latitude for Tallahassee Florida.  When I looked at the 
>> file,
>> nothing sounded familiar  Does any one know what they are.  Do you get 
>> maps
>> with the points or is that a separate process.
>>
>> Sorry for all the questions.  This is such a cool concept.
>>
>> Robert
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Monty Lilburn" <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
>> To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program"
>> <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 9:28 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>
>>
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>>
>>> If you have the points imported, you could always explore the points in
>>> Exploration mode.  This will give you a virtual view of your points and
>>> how they relate to each other.
>>>
>>> Monty
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Goldfingas wrote:
>>>
>>>> ah, I am still waiting on my gps receiver. I knew that there wasn't 
>>>> much
>>>> I
>>>> could do with out it, but I still wanted to play with the program, kind
>>>> of
>>>> learn my way around it and stuff. I ordered it last week, it should be
>>>> here
>>>> by now. I am in Virginia, and its coming from California. Hmmm, Maybe I
>>>> have
>>>> to call the govenator?
>>>> lol
>>>>
>>>> GF
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn
>>>> Kirkpatrick
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 7:25 AM
>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>>>
>>>> Well, you probably don't have anything related to where you are if you
>>>> didn't give the site any coordinates. If you have a gps receiver then 
>>>> you
>>>> can use the shift (backspace) 5 and 6 keys to get your 
>>>> latitude/longitude
>>>> values. Then choose a reasonable radius and you'll have valid points.
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Goldfingas wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks, I got it loaded now. I don't understand how I choose where I
>>>>> am. I don't know my latitude and stuff like that to put in to the box,
>>>>> so I just left that stuff blank and got the hole file. I have a 1 gig
>>>>> card in my phone so I put it there. How big should the text file be? I
>>>>> herd someone say something about one that was over 100 megs? this one
>>>>> was only like 90 something.
>>>>>
>>>>> GF
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Monty
>>>>> Lilburn
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 4:24 AM
>>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Clarance,
>>>>>
>>>>> You can find out everything you need to know by visiting the
>>>>> Documentation page on the web site.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.loadstone-gps.com/docs
>>>>>
>>>>> In particular the "importing points" documentation.
>>>>>
>>>>> Monty
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Goldfingas wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Where do I get this points text file, and what does it do?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> GF
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>>>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Monty
>>>>>> Lilburn
>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 6:19 PM
>>>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Ryan,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It sounds like Loadstone hasn't had it's first run yet.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any time you uninstall Loadstone and reinstall you will need to
>>>>>> launch Loadstone in order for it to create it's files and 
>>>>>> directories..
>>>>>>
>>>>>> After you've run it for the first time you should have a 
>>>>>> "inportexport"
>>>>>> subdirectory.  This is where you should copy the points text file to.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This time when you perform the import put your phone far away from
>>>>>> you and leave it for as long as you can.  I normally like to perform
>>>>>> large imports over night (with the phone plugged in) and that way it
>>>>>> is ready in the morning.  Depending on the model of your phone and
>>>>>> the number of points to be imported this could take a while!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Good luck and keep us posted!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Monty
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, ryan
>>>>>> fleury wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hello I uninstalled loadstone and reinstalledit. I still have the
>>>>>>> points text file on my phone but when I try to copy it and paste it
>>>>>>> in the loadstone folder that folder is not there , any suggestions?
>>>>>>>
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