[Loadstone] Area exporter testing

Stephen Giggar sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 14 21:42:03 BST 2006


Just tried your link and got the following.

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Thu Sep 14 13:40:30 2006
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Signed: Stephen Giggar
sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Skype: dr-phone.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shane" <shane at cm.nu>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:16 PM
Subject: [Loadstone] Area exporter testing


Hello,

This will be most useful to those living or travelling to
Canada or the U.S.  If you are living elsewhere and know
where we can find a hierarchical dataset of polygons for
your location, please let me know but for now, this
probably won't be very useful to those outside north
America.

There is a new exporter available for testing which is
based on political boundaries rather than a focal point.
It is not yet linked into the points hare site so you will
need to follow this link.
http://www.cm.nu/~shane/g's/export2.HP

The script is written in Java script and uses AJAX calls.  I
am an expert in neither technology so would appreciate any
usability patches from those more familiar with such
things.

Simply drill-down through the select boxes to your location
and add one or more areas.  You must add areas on the
lowest level available; otherwise, the add button will be
greyed out.  For example, if you lived in Calgary, you
can't just add Albert as the resultant export would be too
big.  Just select Albert and add Calgary, Edmonton etc.
Any cities which you might find of use.

Of coarse, you still need to keep in mind the resource
limitations of the phone so you want to keep the export
size within reason.

One tip for jaws users.  It's faster to open the select
box, select the entry and close it again.  BE.
act-down arrow on the box, select and act-up to close the
box.  Not sure how other screen readers handle this.

Feedback always appreciated,
Shane

-- 
http://www.cm.nu/~shane/
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