[Loadstone] New Mmember and first question

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Sun Jan 21 01:13:17 GMT 2007

Well, you can enter country if you want but it'll be put in automatically if 
you have cell service. You can also put in a type but I wouldn't worry about 
that at the moment since the types system isn't defined yet. I wouldn't 
worry about the country either since if you upload points to the point share 
exchange it can figure out the country automatically. Most of the other 
fields, street, city etc. aren't implemented yet but may be at some point. 
The phone's database engine is quite limited so not everything we'd like to 
have is possible yet. A lot of this may get moved to the point share 
exchange site since that's probably where it's most useful. For now when 
entering a point all you need is the name and its position. The position 
will be filled in automatically if you have a gps signal so you don't have 
to enter that. The other setting to consider is the privacy setting. Use 
this when marking points you want in your database but don't want to share 
with the rest of the world. In those cases you can mark a point as private 
or restricted. Private means that point never gets uploaded to the point 
share exchange and restricted means the point gets uploaded to the point 
share but is only shared with people you specify. That kind of shareing 
isn't implemented yet but will be at some point.

On Sat, 20 Jan 2007, Sebastian Dellit wrote:

> Hoppa loadstone readers,
> I am Sebastian, 25 years old and live in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany.
> A fiew days ago, I get informations about loadstone-gps from the
> commi at blindzeln.net Mailingliste and now, I have an nokia gps modul
> and test the loadstone program.
> My first question:
> When I enter a new point, I can type a name, the latitude
> and longitude and other things but I can't enter any thinks in "Type"
> and "Country". Why?
> When I import a database, I can change the type and country fields,
> but I can't find a area for germany to import.
> In the manual I can read:
> Besides a label with the corresponding latitude and longitude a number of descriptional fields can be defined in a Loadstone record, like Street, State,
> City and Country.
> You can leave these fields blank, or enter something that makes sense to you, like 'The pub'. However, please remember, that if you want to share these
> records with others, a meaningful description is highly appreciated.
> But I can find street, city etc. in the menu of loadstone.
> Can everybody help me?
> Thanks and good work to team!
> -- 
> Best regards Sebastian
> ICQ: 264706583 / MSM: sebo at blinzeln.de / Skype: sebo_de
> E-Mail: sebo at blinzeln.de / Web: www.blindzeln.de
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