[Loadstone] problem

Monty Lilburn monty at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Aug 3 12:39:17 BST 2006


Hello,

The IShare site returns coordinates as X and Y values.  X = Longitude and 
Y = latitude.  Maybe you got them reversed?

Monty


> 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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>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>
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