[Loadstone] Initial questions about the LoadStone program and sites such as geocoder.net

Victor Tsaran vtsaran at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 07:29:00 BST 2007


Hello Monty,
I guess you and shawn pretty much answered my initial questions.

monty at loadstone-gps.com wrote:
> Hello Victor,
>
> Questions answered below...
>   
>> 1. Why is there a limit on the LoadStone database?
>>     
>
> I am not sure what limit you are refering to?  There are indeed practical 
> limits determined by phone CPU speed, storage size/speed Etc.
>
>   
>> 2. I copied the database of the whole state of California onto my MiniSD
>> card, which is about 15MB, but the load command does not seem to work.
>> Should I always import the database then?
>>     
>
> Are you saying that when you activate the Load command nothing happens?  I 
> so I am not aware of anyone else having this problem. If LS is installed 
> to your phone's memory and you are trying to load a database from your 
> memory card, you will need to activate the Load command and traverse the 
> phone's directory structure via the ".." choice in the  file listing.
>
>   
>> 3. Say, I went to geocoder.net and found latitude and longitude for both
>> starting and destination addresses of interest. How useful is this
>> information to me other than being a point of interest? Surely,
>> Loadstone is not capable of calculating a route based on two points; am
>> I correct in this?
>>     
>
> Loadstone allows you to follow a collection of points.  If you have a 
> short route perhaps two points would be enough.  If it is a longer route I 
> would suggest you create intermediate points and turn them into 
> checkpoints.  You are correct that Loadstone does not currently calculate 
> routes for you.  That is up to you!
>
>   
>> 3. I have read that Loadstone POI Conversion program can import maps
>> from Google Earth; is this information accurate?
>>     
>
> Let me defer to Rob on this one!
>
>
> Best regards,
>    Monty
>
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