[Loadstone] Some feature suggestions.

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Jul 11 08:42:26 BST 2007


For the last kpart of your post: it wouldn't be too hard to add a 'merge 
database' tool to the tools already on-line, allowing to provide two 
databases, selecting the points you need from both and outputting the 
merged result. Repeating the process you could merge as many databases as 
you like.

Rob

At 7/11/2007, you wrote:
>In an earlier discussion it was suggested that 5 in Expore Mode should use the
>Explore Direction rather than the Point Direction if only for consistency's
>sake. For what it may be worth, I agree with this. I've personally been misled
>on more than one occasion due to the current inconsistency.
>
>It'd be nice for Expore Mode to have a function which would relocate "my
>location" to the current "explored to location". The effect of this would be
>for 5 to display distance and direction relative to that point.  Perhaps the
>Current Point menu could have a "go to" (or, perhaps, "move to") function.
>
>It'd be nice for there to be a new direction setting which would give the
>east/west distance followed by the north/south distance. It could be called
>Cartesian Direction. This might be more natural to some, and would save others
>some spherical pithagorian math.
>
>Now for the one that'll take a little longer to describe: Perhaps I missed
>something, but the only way I found to copy a set of points from one database
>into another was to do so one point at a time, each individual copy 
>requiring a
>lot of key presses.
>
>    Softkey1 for Options
>    Down twice and Select for Files
>    Down once and Select for Load Database
>    Down to source database and Select
>    find the next point
>    Softkey1 for Options
>    Down twice and Select for Files
>    Down once and Select for Load Database
>    Down to target database and Select
>    Hash to update point
>    Softkey1 for Options
>    Softkey1 to select Update
>
>That was a lot of work, but I persevered. :-) A feature which would've made
>this a lot easier would be one that allowed the exporting of only those 
>points
>which have been checked (Export Database -> Checked Points). Then I could've
>loaded the source database, found and checked the desired points, exported the
>checked points, loaded the target database, and imported the points.
>
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