[Loadstone] Suggestions ideas generated by using the Loadstone program.

Cathomas Jürg Juerg.Cathomas at sbv-fsa.ch
Tue Feb 13 06:45:09 GMT 2007


there is a updated version with readme at
ftp://www.sbv-fsa.ch/pub/sbv-fsa/lst.zip 


kind regards
Jürg Cathomas

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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] Im Auftrag von Shawn Kirkpatrick
Gesendet: Sonntag, 11. Februar 2007 14:29
An: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
Betreff: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestions ideas generated by using the Loadstone program.

Somebody on the list has written a program for windows that does something 
with checkpoints. Have a look at the list archives for this. As for 
manipulating the databases, the format that the phone uses isn't known so 
writing a program for the pc isn't possible. Hopefully this will change at 
some point.

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, M. Jeukendrup wrote:

> Thank you, for your answers.
> Is the use of  a personal computer a solution to prepare or make lists of
> checkpoints?
> (For example a windows program to handle and add information to databases
> and/or make checkpoints)
>
> Best regards,
> Michael Jeukendrup
>
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] Namens Shawn Kirkpatrick
> Verzonden: zondag 11 februari 2007 8:34
> Aan: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> Onderwerp: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestions ideas generated by using the
> Loadstone program.
>
> What you're suggesting has been suggested before and is on the todo list. It
>
> would possibly be called track mode or something like that. We just have to
> figure out how it would actually work.
> Your suggestion for being able to select checkpoints from a list probably
> won't work for a couple reasons. The primary reason is the limits on the
> list box on the phone. There's a limit to the number of characters each item
>
> can have so getting the needed information in there would be difficult.
> Depending on your database doing it this way may also bring back a very
> large list. This probably wouldn't make things any better than the current
> situation.
>
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, M. Jeukendrup wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I am using the Loadstone program for a short period now (About 2 months)
>> I would like to explain my experiences as a beginner.
>> I hope I can explain my suggestions, ideas.
>>
>> The program works well, but in the beginning it is complicated for a
> starter
>> to understand how it works, how you can handle all the data in a simple
> way.
>>
>>
>> To enter data, points with the keyboard from the phone is in the beginning
>> not easy, but after doing practise it goes better.
>> To do it during walkin, exploring a route it is sometimes complicated.
>>
>> My suggestion:
>> Is it an idea to program a learning mode in Loadstone?
>> I mean with the learning mode that data will be automticly generated and
>> stored during a route between startpoint and destination. (Every 15-20
>> meters, a point) After walking this route you can label this list of
>> (checkpoints) with a name. Special checkpoints that need extra information
>> can be added by hand like the normal datapoints, for example a place to
>> cross the road, startpoint, destionations etc.
>> Next time when you need to walk this route, you only have to import this
>> route (list) and you can walk guided by Loadstone.
>>
>> An other suggestion I have is for selecting and making lists of
> checkpoints.
>>
>> Is it an idea to program a tool for making a selecting list of points,
> which
>> are around the "starting point" (radius about 5-10 kim) A list where you
> can
>> navigate with a joystick  up an down and mark your checkpoints.
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Michael Jeukendrup
>>
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