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

Victor Tsaran vtsaran at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 17:29:49 BST 2007


Rob,
Thanks a lot for clarification.
Best,
Vic

Rob Melchers wrote:
> Hi Vic,
>
> "3. I have read that Loadstone POI Conversion program can import maps
>> from Google Earth; is this information accurate?"
>
> Loadstone does not convert maps. The GeoCoder uses the Google database 
> of addresses to look up the coordinates of an address. This 
> information is presented both as coordinates and as a dataline that 
> can be merged into a Loadstone database. The POI converter takes .csv 
> files as found on the internet containing POI's in Name/Lat/Long 
> format (or any other oreder) and with some tweaking allows for 
> conversion to the Loadstone database format. Experimenting with these 
> tools learns that they can be used in cooperation with each other. 
> Summarizing, Loadstone GPS is a point based navigational tool without 
> routing and mapping facilities, but some kind of self-made maps can be 
> obtained by using the tools as presented on the Loadstone website.
>
> Hth,
>
> Rob
>
> At 7/5/2007, you wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Please feel free to direct me to an existing online resource if my
>> questions are answered there already.
>> 1. Why is there a limit on the LoadStone database?
>> 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?
>> 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?
>> 3. I have read that Loadstone POI Conversion program can import maps
>> from Google Earth; is this information accurate?
>>
>> Thanks for any answers.
>> Hopefully I'll get a hang of this software very soon.
>> Thanks,
>> Vic
>>
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