[Loadstone] First test of the software - and one small question

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Wed Sep 5 07:37:24 BST 2007


Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] First test of the software - and one small question

> Hi Jacob,
> From the menu and key reference page:
> Options/File Submenu/Checkpoints Submenu/Clear checkpoints = This feature
> will erase (uncheck) all 'checked" points that may currently be in use but
> that are not currently saved.
> (Only visible with points checked.)
> Rob
> At 9/4/2007, you wrote:
>>Hi there
>>Finally got around to doing my first test of this software combined with 
>>relatively new Holux M1000 receiver unit, and my Nokia 6680 which has 
>>Basically since I am home alone, I initially just 'toured' my garden, and
>>set up
>>waypoints for three pieces that basically form a large triangle around my
>>house in the relatively large garden.
>>Anyway, after I made it around the house and was back on the driveway near
>>the point I did actually label as my 'house', I then searched for the
>>'garden tap', and switched over to navigation mode, and then followed the 
>>second instructions until when I was around 1 1/2 metres from the garden
>>tap, it said I had basically arrived - and this time I had basically 
>>directly there instead of having to follow the garden wall around, so I am
>>pretty impressed since it seems to have been relatively accurate enough in
>>terms of the 10-11-12 o'clock directions, and distances etc.
>>This was literally the first time I was doing more than just adding my
>>'house' as a point at my front gate, but obviously I have gone and read
>>through the 'getting started' documentation pages on the website.
>>Either way, I am actually quite impressed.  One small thing I was 
>>about is how to easily just clear all the checked points since after I got
>>to my 'destination' I was clearing the checked points one at a time, where
>>if I had actually been walking a longer route with more checked points it
>>might be nicer if I could just use a menu item to clear all of them in one
>>go.  Alternatively, I suppose if I just exit LoadStone, then restart it it
>>will as such be cleared?
>>Basically it again comes down to something I 'found' when I was previously
>>testing the Humanware Trekker thing - I don't particularly want to be
>>standing in public 'playing' with any sort of gadget here since it might
>>just generate some 'interest' from the wrong sort of person...
>>Anyway, this combination will be useful for two specific things for me.
>>Obviously it will be good in terms of negotiating it around my area etc. 
>>get to shops, the local pub etc. etc., and one of the other major things I
>>was looking into this sort of thing for is that when I get my offroad
>>motorcycle back, I want to go to a large open area, set up some routes, 
>>be able to just ride around without having to get too many 'instructions'
>>from anyone, although I will obviously make sure I have someone there just
>>in case - LOL!
>>Stay well
>>Jacob Kruger
>>Blind Biker
>>Skype: BlindZA
>>Loadstone mailing list
>>Loadstone at loadstone-gps.com


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