[Loadstone] Importing Points

Matt Brown netmail at superquasar.plus.com
Sun Aug 6 09:53:09 BST 2006

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I tried setting up a POI's file yesterday, and I chose to view it before downloading, and I'm glad I did to be honest, because there were a large number of POI's with names like, A Tube Station in London, or, Sam and Michel's Flat, or, An Unnamed Pub.

I haven't even started to use this program yet, and I'm already frustrated that people are uploading completely pointless items to the database. I don't know, maybe Sam and Michel are more than happy for us Loadstone users to pop round for some fun, but I doubt it.

Isn't the database ever cleaned?

Surely this system will only work if people upload propper, sensible Points. An unnamed pub is a stupid name! It doesn't tell me where it is, it's address or anything! I think I even saw one for My Bus Stop! Points like that just waste everyone's time, and make the POI's files far bigger than they need to be.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jeff 
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 12:36 AM
  Subject: [Loadstone] Importing Points

  I downloaded a POI file from the Point Share Exchange site, and imported it 
  into Load Stone per the directions on the web site.

  I used Load Stone to determine my Latitude & Longitude, with a radius of 5 
  miles.  I did not put anything into the Restrict Output to user name field 
  left all other items checked.  The file was 79 KB in size and took less than 
  5 minutes for Load Stone to import it.  My default file did increase in size
  from around 4 KB to 83 KB, but when I go into Exploration Mode there are no 
  new points.  Just the points that I created.  Is 79 KB an average size?  Is
  less than 5 minutes for the importing process sound right?  Should I try and 
  increase the radius?

   When you look for points in Exploration Mode how far out does it look?  Is 
  this value user definable?  Finally, I am able to edit an existing point, 
  have not been able to remove one completely.  Is there a way to do this?

   Thanks, Jeff

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