[Loadstone] point table

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Sat Aug 4 02:16:00 BST 2007

The name field can contain 75 chars. We are working on adding point types 
and classes (see the tools page on the website under workshop) and it would 
be possible to add a 'description' field of let's say 125 chars where you 
could enter stuff like phone numbers etc. Keeping the dBase as small as 
possible is important as long as we don't find a better (open source) dBase 
that does a proper indexing job.


At 8/3/2007, you wrote:
>[quoted lines by Mikolaj Rotnicki on 2007/08/03 at 23:55 +0200]
> >I believe it is max. 75 characters.
>Would it be possible to add a description field to a point which would only be
>displayed on request? That way one could add additional data which a user can
>optionally request. For xample, each bus stop in my city has a phone number
>which one can call to find out when the next bus for each route that uses that
>stop will come. This is very useful information to have in the map as a blind
>person can't read it off the sign, but adding that kind of information to the
>point name often causes it to become too long for the field.
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