[Loadstone] importing databases into loadstone

Monty Lilburn monty at loadstone-gps.com
Mon Jul 17 19:45:03 BST 2006


I'm glad the instructions worked for you.

Two answer your question, you are able to examine your database by going 
into Exploration mode.  You can enter exploration mode by either pressing 
the 0 key or via the Function menu.  From there you can move around the 
points and see how they relate to each other in terms of direction and 

The other useful feature Loadstone has whether you have a GPS receiver or 
not is the Cell monitoring.  It obviously isn't anywhere near as accurate 
as points saved when using a GPS but it can be helpful on buses or 
trains to know at least what neighbourhood you are in!

Now you just need to find a decent GPS receiver for a good price.  Perhaps 
others have suggestions!

Best regards,

  On Mon, 17 Jul 
2006, chaman wrote:

> hello,
> thank you
> i have just got the database onto my phone and it is importing as i write 
> this message.
> when i have these datbases imported is it possible to use them without a gps 
> reciever?
> the thing is that i do not have a reciever so just wondering is this program 
> any useful to me without a gps reciever.
> thank you
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monty Lilburn" <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: "chaman" <chaman_grover at hotmail.com>
> Cc: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 6:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] importing databases into loadstone
>> Hi,
>> I think you've done everything correctly.  The problem was to do with 
>> Internet Explorer which have have fixed in the last 20 minutes so try 
>> again.  You may not even need to right-click this time as just submitting 
>> should prompt you to open or save the file.  Choose save.
>> The reason it didn't work before is because Internet Explorer doesn't 
>> handle file headers properly and when you copy and pasted the lines 
>> wrapped and confused the Loadstone GPS import routine.  We need to make 
>> the importer more robust so the "App close"  (a crash) doesn't happen!
>> Monty
>> On Mon, 17 Jul 2006, chaman wrote:
>>> hello list,
>>> after i had read the documentation on importing the databases onto 
>>> loadstone i found a database and decided to put it onto my phone. when i 
>>> type the lat and lon i tried to rite click on the submit button and save 
>>> target as, but that did not work so i just pressed enter on the submit 
>>> button and got a huge list of results i selected all and coppied into 
>>> notepad and saved the file as points.txt. i then coppied the file onto my 
>>> phone and coppied the file into import/export and i went into loadstone 
>>> and the file menu and import database. i selected the file points.txt and 
>>> when i pressed ok it said app close loadstone and there was a ok button 
>>> which closed the program.
>>> sorry about the long post but during these steps is there anything i have 
>>> done wrong?
>>> i have atatched the points.txt file.
>>> thank you
>>> Chaman

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