[Loadstone] On-line tools on the Loadstone web site

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Mar 6 14:52:35 GMT 2007


Well, I don't know any addresses in Ireland, but finding Blarney near Cork 
wasn't a problem:

You searched for: Blarney+Cork+Ireland

Google Earth returned:


The coordinates are:

Latitude: 51.933925
Longitude: -8.572143

Loadstone GPS format:

", Blarney",519339250,-85721430,0,0,0,UserID,1173192425


At 3/6/2007, you wrote:
>Dear Rob,
>I was very excited when I saw that you believed this product to give the 
>co-ordinates of any address in the world. However, when I went to it, it 
>could give me nothing for Ireland. In fact the only reference to Ireland 
>was something called "Ireland CT" in Australia!
>All the best,
>"Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 08333 23487 Em: <mailto:secretary at idd.ie>secretary at idd.ie
>From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com 
>[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
>Sent: 05 March 2007 22:51
>To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] On-line tools on the Loadstone web site
>It's Google Earth that provides the results. I suppose the coordinates are 
>chosen so that the street will fit on the visual map, but I have no 
>further insight in the way Google decides on what coordinates to give. I 
>tried just entering 'the Netherlands' and it came up with a location 12 KM 
>from Utrecht, which indeed lies exactly in the center of the Netherlands.
>At 3/5/2007, you wrote:
>>Hi Rob,
>>If you specify just the street without house number, what will it give as 
>>a result?
>>I supposed it is the middle of the street, but this does not seemm to be 
>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>Von: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com 
>>[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] Im Auftrag von Rob Melchers
>>Gesendet: Sonntag, 4. März 2007 18:46
>>An: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>Betreff: [Loadstone] On-line tools on the Loadstone web site
>>Hi all,
>>We have created the 'Geographical Tools' page on the Loadstone GPS web 
>>site at:
>>On this page we will try to bring together a number of geographical tools 
>>that may help you to get the most out of the Loadstone GPS program. There 
>>is the Geocoder, a tool that lets you look up the geographical 
>>coordinates for a given address anywhere in the world, based on 'Google 
>>Maps' and quite accurate. All POI-Converters so far in use have been 
>>integrated into one tool, the 'POI Converter', which has been improved. 
>>The need to wait between conversions has been eliminated and the tool is 
>>UTF-8 compliant.
>>All POI-converters on the RMPRO-HOSTING domain have been disabled as of 
>>Sunday March 4th. Also you'll find a 'Distance and Heading Calculator' 
>>that lets you calculate distance and heading between two points by 
>>entering their geographical coordinates.
>>If you have any questions about these tools, or if you have an idea about 
>>other tools that might make the use of Loadstone GPS easier, please 
>>contact the Loadstone team via the mailing list or via the contact page.
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