[Loadstone] Importing cells form MiniGPS

Denise Marshall ddmarsha at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 3 15:05:56 BST 2006


Thank you. What is restrict output to user name? and what do I fill in for
the radius?
Thanks
Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Monty Lilburn
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 9:42 AM
To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing cells form MiniGPS

Hi Denise,

If by "copy and paste" you mean transfering a points file that you've 
created by using the PointShare Exchange or have through other means, 
there is a link on the Loadstone web site (Documentation page) called 
"Importing Points Documentation".

http://www.loadstone-gps.com/docs

This documentation will show you step by step how to import points to your 
phone.

The "No points found" message happens when you have an empty database or 
if your search radius is set lower than the distance to the closest point. 
In Navigation mode this will happen when you are attempting to search for 
the nearest point in any given direction (with the Joystick).  This 
message will also display when you try and activate Exploration mode when 
the above conditions are true.

The "No Signal" message happens when your GPS receiver isn't able to lock 
on to any of the GPS satellites.  To gain a signal, it is recommended that 
you switch your GPS receiver on outdoors (with a good view of the sky) 
while in a stationary position.


Hope that helps,
   Monty

  On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Denise Marshall wrote:

> Can you please help me? How do I copy and Paste a file to my cell phone?
> And why do I keep getting no points found?
> Thanks
>
> -----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 9:28 PM
> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing cells form MiniGPS
>
> Hello.
> You need all the fields in an imported file for things to work right. That
> means for cells you need the mcc, mnc, areacode, and cellid. You
especially
> need the id and userid fields. These insure that every item in the
database
> is unique. The userid field is a crc16 calculated from the username you
used
>
> to register with the point share site. The id is a unique number, if
> generated by the phone it's a representation of the time in seconds when
the
>
> item was saved.
> The program may import files with missing fields but it'll probably cause
> problems of some kind.
> At some point there may be a program written that you could run on the
> computer to generate loadstone files from other data sources. This is
pretty
>
> low on my todo list at the moment thoe. If anyone else out there wants to
> write such a program that would be helpful.
>
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Ari Moisio wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>>  I would liketo import cell database from MiniGPS.  It has tab separated
>> cell name, reacode and cellid fields but tho format is easily converted
to
>> comma-separated.
>>
>>   But i wonder how to import this list. MCC and MNC are fixed, areacode,
>> cellid and name are in  imported database but  where to get  data for ID
>> and userid-fields?
>>
>>  Does imported file require some headers and can i  simply omit missing
>> fields and their names on header?
>>
>> --
>> arimo
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