[Loadstone] Suggestions for aditional functions & queery re compiling source code.

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Oct 22 03:37:54 BST 2007


This wouldn't effect multi-path in the least. It might be able to correct a 
spinning heading somewhat but multi-path will effect all position data 
coming from the gps receiver.

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Kevin Chao wrote:

> I think that this will be useful as from using the sun, one can determine
> his/her heading. If this is taken into account, the issue of multi-path will
> be eliminated and there won't be the effect of headings being bounced.
>
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 5:07 PM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestions for aditional functions & queery re
> compiling source code.
>
> Hello Paul.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> The repeat last command idea probably wouldn't be too hard to implement.
> I'll put it on the todo list.
> Calculating the azimuth of the sun could probably be done. I have to say I
> have no idea of how to do this or how the information would be useful or
> what the resulting output of such a function should be. At least one other
> user seems to think this would be a good idea, would this be of any use to
> other users? The only thing to do with the sun I've considered putting in is
> a sunrise/sunset calculator just for informational purposes.
> As for compiling the source code, what environment are you working in? The
> loadstone developers do the work in linux but the symbian compilation tools
> will also work under windows. If you're working in linux I can write you off
> list with instructions about how to download and set up the sdk. If you're
> using windows then you'll have to download the sdk from the symbian site and
> do a bit of reading on how to get it going.
> The Loadstone source code is c++ with a lot of changes made by symbian to
> make things work with there system so the learning curve can be a little
> steep.
>
>  On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Paul Woffenden wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> , I'm very impressed with Loadstone, which I have working perfectly on my
> Nokia E61.
>>
>> I have two possible suggestions for aditional functions and a queery
> regarding compiling the source code.
>>
>> First, how about a "Repeat Last Command" function with a time interval
> setting.
>>
>> Hence you could have Loadstone repeat your heading, speed, altitude,
> latitude/longitude, number of satellites/signal quality etc every few
> seconds/minutes. Would be interested to know what other people think of
> this.
>>
>> Second, how about a function to calculate the azimuth of the Sun, so this
> could be compared with the heading given for a particular checkpoint or
> destination?
>>
>> Many times both as a vehicle passenger and while walking, I have used my
> knowledge of astronomy to work out approximately where the Sun should be at
> a particular time of day and then used this information to determine whether
> I was heading in the right direction.
>>
>> The only information necessary to perform this calculation would be the
> precise date and time data coming from the satellites which is already
> available to Loadstone.
>>
>>
>>
>> Finally, is there a recommended command line compiler for Symbian Series60
> 3rd Edition Loadstone?
>>
>> I much prefer programming in Pascal to C, but would be interested in
> having a crack at writing my own functions now I have finished my Masters
> and have more spare time.
>>
>> Many thanks to the developers of Loadstone and keep up the excellent work
> guys.
>>
>> Best regards.
>>
>> Paul Woffenden
>>
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