[Loadstone] problem

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Thu Aug 3 12:24:11 BST 2006


Try reversing those values. having a latitude of -84 sounds a bit off to me. 
I guess that depends on where you are thoe.

On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Easy Talk wrote:

> 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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