[Loadstone] creating check points and exploring

slery slerythema at insightbb.com
Mon Feb 12 00:09:41 GMT 2007


Thanks for the instructions, Rob.  However, POI Factory only had two
restaurants listed so that wasn't very useful but I'll use the directions
for converting other things..

Cindy
  -----Original Message-----
  From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com]On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
  Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:32 AM
  To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] creating check points and exploring


  Hi Cindy,

  In a nutshell:

  Go to:
  http://www.poi-factory.com
  Click on: POI files, then restaurants. You can also try outdoor.
  Download the .csv files of interest to you.
  Go to the Loadstone Converter:
  http://www.loadstone-gps.com/docs/poi_conv.html
  First read the documentation, then
  Process the file you have downloaded.
  Import the resulting file to Loadstone GPS. (Bluetooth, Infrared, Cable)
  Follow the instructions on importing in Part 3 of the Getting Started
manual.
  It's advisable to create a new database for POI's outside your daily
environment.

  Rob

  At 2/11/2007, you wrote:

    I am wondering how other people do the following?

    Find general type of place in a new city? i.e. find all restaurants in a
    city

    Also, along that line, how do you obtain the data for this type of
    information?

    Create check points for traveling to new places that you have never
been?

    I am still a beginner and I have worked through the manual and have a
    general understanding for things.  But I will be going on a trip soon
and
    traveling by car to a few different cities and wanted to be able to use
the
    GPS first to plot our trip and second when we are there to simply find
    places to eat.

    TIA,
    Cindy

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