[Loadstone] A question from a newcomer

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Sun Jul 16 23:50:25 BST 2006

At the moment the software doesn't have routing as such. You can query using 
the joystick what points are around you relative to the direction of travel 
but the program won't give you directions without being prompted. This is 
because the database is made up of individual points with no knowledge of 
how they connect to each other. Hopefully this situation will change as more 
places make actual street mapping data available. We're also having to deal 
with the phone's limitations. The phone's database engine and processing 
power are pretty limited so I'm not sure how much routing capability we're 
going to get.

On Sun, 16 Jul 2006, Christian wrote:

> Hello Shawn,
> Many thanks for the info! So can the software guide me how to walk, like turn left, etc?
> Many thanks,
> Christian
> On 2006-07-15 at 23:07 Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>> Hello.
>> There's two ways of entering a point, you can enter a point using the
>> current gps coordinates (# key) or enter a point and its coordinates
>> manually (backspace key and then # key). If you're just starting out with
>> no
>> data then the program won't tell you much. But as you visit and mark
>> points
>> the system becomes more useful.
>> On Sat, 15 Jul 2006, Christian wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I have just joined this list and this project is really interesting!
>>> I have been playing around with the program on my Nokia N70 together
>> with a GPS receiver and have been able to enter and save my way point, but
>> how do I enter another?
>>> For example, I am visiting a friend of mine who lives maybe 1000 meters
>> away from my home. Is it possible to have Loadstone guiding me how to walk
>> in order to get home from him or vice versa?
>>> I cant figure this out!
>>> Any help is apreciated!
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Christian
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