[Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com

Rusty Perez rustys.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 00:14:53 GMT 2006


Wow Rob, Thanks! I can't wait to get home to try it! I have a
question. When you say to copy the top two lines from a working
database, do you mean one which we may have downloaded from the points
exchange, or do I need to get the file from my loadstone directory in
my phone? Thanks!
Rusty

On 11/29/06, Rob Melchers <rob at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> A beta version of the POI-Factory .csv converter is at:
> http://www.rmpro-hosting.com/loadstone/poifact.php
>
> It asks for your UserID. Look at the lines in a working Loadstone database.
> The last two numbers (seperated by comma's) are the userid and the id
> numbers. Use the userid number (and not the id or your e-mail address). The
> lat/lon fields can be left blank for the moment, I'm still working on the
> radius option.
>
> Switch 'forms mode' off to find the 'browse' button and find the .csv file
> that you have downloaded. Press submit.
>
> Copy the part between the 'blockquotes' on the result pages and paste that
> in an existing database, or create a new one (remember to put the first two
> lines of a working database at the top of the file when making a new
> database).
>
> Have fun!
>
> Rob
>
> At 11/29/2006, you wrote:
> >Yes, that sounds helpful.  I understand by the license that we have to use
> >the information for our personal use.  I am using another piece of
> >software I bought from a sight.  They cannot convert some things freely
> >available but there is a convert that works with the information that is
> >available.  What they have done is put a note on their website
> >recommending the conversion if certain data is not working as optimally as
> >desired and then they provide a link to the site to get the
> >converter.  They are not converting the data for us.  We have to do that
> >but they provide all the instructions for doing so including the optimal
> >settings to use when using the converter.
> >
> >Something like that for POI factory would be great.
> >
> >Cindy
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> >[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com]On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
> >Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:05 PM
> >To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> >Subject: Re: [Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com
> >
> >the "Terms of Use" of poi-factory:
> >
> >"You may load location data obtained from this web site into a GPS
> >navigation system only for your own personal use. You may not otherwise
> >copy or distribute any materials from this web site, including User
> >Submissions. You may not create any derivative works based on materials
> >obtained from this web site."
> >
> >This means, that you may convert the contents of a .cvs file downloaded
> >from poi-factory to the Loadstone GPS format, as long as you don't upload
> >this data to the Points Share Exchange web site, but only use it for your
> >own purposes.
> >
> >I can write an on-line tool to do the conversion, that is, if all .cvs
> >files have the same format. I've downloaded two, they were the same
> >format. The option to include only points in a certain area is possible as
> >long as you know the coordinates of your location. You also need your user
> >ID as generated by Loadstone GPS (you can find this in any exported
> >Loadstone database file.). Finally, you have to be able to insert the
> >generated data into an existing database file. Let me know if this would
> >be helpfull.
> >
> >Rob
> >
> >At 11/28/2006, you wrote:
> >>If this info is freely available from the government, then could we
> >>find a different place from which to get it so as not to use the
> >>downloads from POI factory?
> >>
> >>How do you folks convert files when we send them to you? I sent one to
> >>Monty a few weeks ago and he was able to convert it.
> >>Also, if a converter were to be written, would it be possible to
> >>include a routine to pull out only relevant points, such as those in
> >>my county or 25 miles around me?
> >>
> >>On 11/27/06, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu> wrote:
> >> > There's currently no converter to do this as far as I know. Does
> >> anyone out
> >> > there want to write one?
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, slery wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > How would you convert the data?  Is there currently a software
> available
> >> > to
> >> > > do this?
> >> > >
> >> > > Cindy
> >> > >
> >> > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> >> > > [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com]On Behalf Of Shawn
> >> > > Kirkpatrick
> >> > > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:36 PM
> >> > > To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> >> > > Subject: Re: [Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > I've read the terms of use for poifactory.com and it doesn't look we
> can
> >> > > include these as part of the point share exchange site. You could
> >> use the
> >> > > data for your personal system thoe, you'd just need a converter for
> the
> >> > > files. Kind of stupid since the data is technically free but the
> license
> >> > > they have it under is somewhat restrictive.
> >> > >
> >> > > On Sun, 26 Nov 2006, Rusty Perez wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> Hi Monty and Shawn, a while back I asked you folks about adding some
> >> > >> pois from POI factory. I don't have any way of converting the files,
> >> > >> but I am very interested in helping to incorporate these pois in to
> >> > >> the database. They include tons of stuff we'd be interested in, most
> >> > >> importantly hospitals and clinics, but also parks, churches, names
> of
> >> > >> developments ETC. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to
> >> > >> help these items be included in to the database.
> >> > >> The main problem is converting them to something which can be
> uploaded
> >> > >> to the database.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Thanks!
> >> > >> Rusty
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