[Loadstone] importing the database

Monty Lilburn monty at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Aug 3 19:38:59 BST 2006


Hi,

You'll know it has finished when you hear a short beep and hear the phone 
say "done".  Depending on the amount of data in your import text file, the 
import could take a few hours according to some reports.

Monty




On Thu, 3 Aug 
2006, Denise Marshall wrote:

> I imported the file directly to my phone. How do I know when it is done. I
> did that over 2 hours ago. Also where will the file be on my phone?
> 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 11:30 AM
> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing cells form MiniGPS
>
> Hi Denise,
>
> The PointShare Exchange is a completely seperate resource from your
> computer and your phone.  If you choose to use the PointShare Exchange for
> obtaining points, the "export to phone" routine  will only generate a list
> of points based on the coordinates you entered and will allow you to
> download the resulting file (export.txt) to your computer.
>
> Once export.txt is saved on to your computer then you transfer it to your
> phone.
>
> At this point you can pick up the instructions from the Importing Points
> Documentation"  at the heading entitled "Copying from your computer to
> your mobile phone"
>
> http://www.loadstone-gps.com/docs
>
> Regards,
>   Monty
>
>
>  On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Denise
> Marshall wrote:
>
>> Ok I followed the directions. When I entered all of the information and
>> unchecked the boxes and pressed export to phone, I did not hear anything
> and
>> the phone did not ask for a response. Afterwards, It took me back to the
>> login page asking for my e-mail address and password. Is that supposed to
>> happen?
>> Thank you
>> 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 10:11 AM
>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing cells form MiniGPS
>>
>> Restrict output to user name means that if you specify a PointShare
>> Exchange user name in that field - for example your username is your
>> E-mail address, it will only give you data uploaded by that user.  You can
>> probably leave this field blank and make sure to uncheck the other
>> inclusion options.  This will make things go quicker.
>>
>> As for a radius, start small at first until you see how long things take
>> to import.  I would stick with 5 miles at first as that shouldn't take
>> forever to import and then add to it later.
>>
>> Monty
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Denise Marshall wrote:
>>
>>> 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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