[Loadstone] Newby Questions
monty at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Sep 13 21:12:28 BST 2006
Welcome to the world of Loadstone and GPS navigation!
To answer your question regarding what sort of feedback Loadstone offers
when you are traveling between two points... It currently doesn't give
left and right directions but rather information in the form of cardinal
directions (I.E North, East, South, West), heading in degrees or heading
in terms of a clock face (I.E: 12 o'clock=straight ahead, 9 o'clock=to the
Sadly there isn't as of yet street mapping data available for the UK so
the Point Share Exchange site will not have any of this information.
However, if you wish to create a point while on a street you can certainly
do that. When Loadstone is commanded to return information of a point it
will simpley return the text label you assigned to the point. Points
stored in the PointShare Exchange definitely do have textual labels that
go along with the coordinates for each point.
On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Nigel Gardner wrote:
> I've never used GPS before so am probably going to ask some very basic questions.
> I'm told that the Wayfinder coverage where I live, Belfast, is not great so don't
> mind setting up my own POI's.
> So if I set up two points and am travelling from one to another will I receive any
> verbal feedback, like turn left, turn right etc. or just be informed when I reach
> my destination?
> As the exchange database only seems to hold co-ordinates how are street names reported
> to the user?
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