[Loadstone] Area exporter testing

Stephen Giggar sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 14 23:25:28 BST 2006


Shane

Good point! On the file name if you go that route, Probably adding a dash between the date and time 
would be good. That away it may read something like.
Export-20060914-172433.txt

Signed: Stephen Giggar
sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Skype: dr-phone.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shane" <shane at cm.nu>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Area exporter testing


On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 04:52:52PM -0500, Stephen Giggar wrote:
> When you use this way; How about naming the file the same name as the lowest level that you have
> selected. This away a person could easyally get several files and wouldn't have to remember to
> rename any of them before getting the next one.

We've definitely gotta do something about naming but I
don't think the area name will work.  Nothing stops you
from adding multiple areas in more than one region to a
single export.  Just jump to a higher box, select a
different state/county or a different county in the same
state and add it.  in otherwords, there isn't necessarily
one place name in the export.

Several alternatives I can think of.  A datetime based name
like export-yyyymmddhhmmss.txt or perhaps no name at all
which would cause Windows to prompt the user for a name.
S

>
> Signed: Stephen Giggar
> sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
> Skype: dr-phone.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shane" <shane at cm.nu>
> To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Area exporter testing
>
>
> Oops,
>
> http://www.cm.nu/~shane/gps/export2.php
>
> Shane
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 03:42:03PM -0500, Stephen Giggar wrote:
> > Just tried your link and got the following.
> >
> > Object not found!
> > Object not found!
> >
> > The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check 
> > your
> > spelling and try again.
> >
> > If you think this is a server error, please contact the
> > webmaster.
> >
> > Error 404
> > www.cm.nu
> >
> > Thu Sep 14 13:40:30 2006
> > Apache/2.0.55 (Debian) PHP/5.1.6-1
> >
> > 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
> >
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