[Loadstone] Updated POI converter.

Rusty Perez rustys.lists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 17:22:13 GMT 2006

Hi Rob, I haven't looked at all of the files from poi factory either,
but some of the ones wrich interest me,places of worship, parks, these
I am pretty sure are very large. I think hospitals is large as well.
I understand the limitations of the on line tool, this is why I was
looking for a way to do some of the work before. The problem, as I see
it, with chopping up the files is that, for the churches file, it
contains I think 165000 points It would seem like a huge waste of my
time to make 17 files to convert, most of which will contain no useful
data to me. Since we cannot share this data, my work wouldn't even be
useful to another loadstone user.
Maybe I picked the largest files! Anyway, when I get back home, I'll
look at the files I downloaded and shoot you another email.
Thanks so much for working on this.
I hope that these large files are anomolie.

On 12/11/06, Rob Melchers <rob at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> Rusty,
> Give us an idea of the size of .csv files you are talking about. The limit
> on the converter is 300 KB or 10 thousand points at the moment. For an
> on-line tool that has to convert this 'on the fly' that's about it as far
> as speed is concerned. To 'pre process' the downloaded .csv files you need
> the same amount of work that is now put into converting. What's the problem
> in splitting up the .csv files? Are you talking about megabytes? For as far
> as I've seen files from POI-Factory most of them don't exceed the 300 KB
> limit, but I haven't downloaded them all. I'd be happy to convert any
> 'huge' file and restrict it to an area you like, but the on-line tool just
> doesn't handle MB files. Question of bandwith and processing power. I'm not
> aware of any Windows based tool that would pre process .csv files the way
> you propose.
> Rob

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