[Loadstone] Point type/class

Mikolaj Rotnicki mikolaj-rotnicki at o2.pl
Wed Apr 11 22:48:06 BST 2007


Sorry - it should go to priv, not LS. :)

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Mikolaj Rotnicki

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cearbhall O Meadhra" <cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Point type/class


> Hello  Mikolaj,
>
> I am very interested in your GingerBlu in Poland. Can you give me some
> information on how it is formed? Perhaps you could email me off-line as 
> this
> is not really a Loadstone issue.
>
> In Ireland, our bus service is preparing a GPS map for locations of bus
> stops with timetables.
> I would love to be able to tell them Poland has already developed a usable
> system.
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
>
> Cearbhall E. O'Meadhra
> president, IDD
>
> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>
> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: president at idd.ie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Mikolaj Rotnicki
> Sent: 11 April 2007 21:52
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Point type/class
>
> Hello!
>
>> Think of the future: Sooner or later we'll have POIs like Bus stops
>> and Routes like Bus #66 with the possibility to get time table data
>> from the internet. We shouldn't be forced than, to rebuild all our
>> databases, like others forced in the moment. And that all, just
>> because of 3 bytes to save.
>
> Speaking of time tables - in my city Poznan, Poland - it is not a future -
> its a reality! I use "Ginger" a java application that shows current
> timetables for each tram or bus line/route in my city. A special version 
> of
> Ginger - called GingerBlu (BLU stands for "blind and low vision users") is
> specially adjusted to work with Talks or Mobilespeak. Moreover it doesn't
> need an internet connection as it holds whole time table in phones 
> memory!.
>
> Using LS I have gathered all tram stops (251) in Poznan, and using a list 
> of
> checkpoints I have created tram routes. Now I am able to hear 
> announcements
> when approaching a tram-stop on a particular tram route/line.
>
> Combination of LS and GingerBlu makes almost a complete solution for blind
> people in Poznan travelling by public city transport.
>
> Mikolaj rotnicki
>
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