[Loadstone] adding POIS from POI factory.com

Rusty Perez rustys.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 04:52:42 GMT 2006


Hi again Rob,
How is the radius derived? I'm trying to figure out what large, normal
and small means in terms of miles or kilometers or degrees or what
ever. :-)
Thanks!
Rusty


On 11/29/06, slery <slerythema at insightbb.com> wrote:
> 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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