[Loadstone] Point type/class

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Apr 10 21:36:39 BST 2007

Hi Teddy,

Hmm, an interesting topic indeed and one that the last word has not been 
spoken about yet. Still, semantics serve a purpose as long as they are 
accessible and usable. I've designed the odd database in my time and see 
them die, because users couldn't appreciate the complexity. Also your 
remark 'simple to use or to implement' is valid. We're dealing with a phone 
that doesn't support the kind of database flexibility we should want, so 
like is the case in electronics, psychology and philosophy, we shall have 
to find a compromise. Having said thhat, if the need arises to create more 
dimensions it's never too late. For the moment we want users to be able to 
download POI's that adhere to a simple class description. If you're going 
on a journey you will want to get the 'transportation' POI's, put them in a 
seperate database and have them ready for use when you need them. If all 
you need are railway stations, the type description will suffice to make a 
database of stations. The same goes forr 'food', entertainment' and 
'worship'. Like I stated, the list of classes is not yet what it should be 
right now. This is a first attempt to come to some kind of classification, 
lets see where a simple system takes us and then decide if augmentation is 
called for.


At 4/10/2007, you wrote:
>Hi Rob and all,
> >
>ist. I also propose not to have sub-classes, although they sometimes come 
>to mind. Let's keep it as simple as possible.
>Do You mean simple to implement or to use?
>Follow this:
>A street is somehow the same as a flowing water. But still a highway is 
>diferent to a hiking path. So Flowing water and Street would be a Class in 
>Your modell.
>A Restaurant and a supermarket have much in common, when I'm hungry. They 
>should have a class like Food.
>so Streets, flowing Waterways and Food are thre classes.
>That makes no sence to me.
>MUCH AND IN OTHER SITUATIONS TO LES: But a model with only two levels 
>comes to its end before it has started.
>Dont let us make the same mistakes as the professionals already made.
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>Loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
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