[Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com

slery slerythema at insightbb.com
Thu Nov 30 03:28:13 GMT 2006


No, it is another piece of software for the phone.  I was just using the
licensing as an example of how we could get around the problem without doing
anything illegal or getting the loadstone people in trouble.

Cindy

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com]On Behalf Of Rusty Perez
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:21 PM
To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com


Cindy, Is this also a gps type of product?
Thanks!
Rusty

On 11/28/06, slery <slerythema at insightbb.com> 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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