[Loadstone] What way should GPS receiver face?

Monty Lilburn monty at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Aug 4 11:47:47 BST 2006


It doesn't matter what way it faces.  I just switch it on, toss it in a 
bag or jacket pocket and I completely forget about it after that.  The 
auto switch-off is a handy feature!

Monty
  On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Easy Talk wrote:

> Oh yes one more question. I have the globalsat,  which way should the unit
> be pointing or does it matter.  This is a neat unit.  I can receive signals
> in my house in the office which is in my basement.
>
> 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: Thursday, August 03, 2006 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Don't worry about asking questions - that's what this list is for and we
>> realise there is a learning curve at first and it is in our best interest
>> that you guys all learn how to use Loadstone so you can start helping
>> others when they ask themselves!
>>
>> Sorry, I think I was unclear.  What I meant by "Do you have points
>> imported into your database" is did you do the whole import routine that
>> probably took a couple of hours.  If you did this and the last message you
>> heard when doing the big/long import was "Done" then you do  indeed have a
>> database full of points.  You can also confirm by using FExplorer  and
>> going into the system/apps/loadstone/databases directory and check  the
>> file size of the "default" file.  If it is larger than 12.5KB then you
>> have yourself some points!
>>
>> Are you using your GPS receiver with Loadstone now, or are you still
>> waiting for it?
>>
>> What happens when you try and go into Exploration mode by going to
>> Options/Functions/ExplorationMode?
>>
>> Monty
>>
>>  On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Goldfingas
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I don't think so. I don't have any point lists defined. the only thing I
>>> did. was load the data base.
>>> how do I find out if I have any points defined. sorry for the dumb
>>> questions, I am very new to all this. I catch on fast though.
>>>
>>> GF-----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 11:33 AM
>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>>
>>> Do you have points imported to your Loadstone database?  If you don't it
>>> is
>>> possible it will not identify the mode though I think even then it
>>> should.
>>>
>>> Monty
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Goldfingas wrote:
>>>
>>>> how can I tell what mode I am in then? when I press the 0 key, it
>>>> doesn't say anything different.
>>>> It just says not connected.
>>>>
>>>> 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 2:40 PM
>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] problem
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> You do not need to be connected to a GPS receiver in order to go into
>>>> Exploration mode.
>>>>
>>>> Monty
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Goldfingas wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> It only says "not connected." I think I have to wait for the receiver.
>>>>> Unless you know something I don't?  If so, do share.
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>> 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 9:29 AM
>>>>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>>>>> 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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