[Loadstone] Creating my map

Cearbhall O Meadhra cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie
Tue Apr 1 00:31:21 BST 2008

Dear Logan,
Recently I asked something similar and Sean very kindly explained that the
Loadstone program looks for your point of interest from the geographical
position of the last point found in your previous session. This means that
if you are looking at a poi in the US with a radius of 200k and then load a
table of poi data from New Zealand, Loadstone will not be able to find the
New Zealand data  until you expand the radius to 20,000 k or whatever it
takes to go from the US to New Zealand. 
Once Loadstone has found the New Zealand entry you could reduce the search
radius to as little as 20k to find the POI data in the immediate vicinity of
the new point.

All the best,


"Good design enables - Bad design disables"

Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie



From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Logan McMullen
Sent: 31 March 2008 23:29
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Creating my map

Hi rob,
Thanks for that..
I'd extended my search radius out to 9999 and thought that this might be far
Are you suggesting that if my search radius is set to say 10 it won't show
any points in the database ..despite being in exploration mode?
My understanding that was I could use exploration mode to querie the
database and there was no need to have a GPs fix etc...if so, then I should
be able to find points regardless of the search radius shouldn't I?
Thanks for the help.

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
Sent: Tuesday, 1 April 2008 7:55 a.m.
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Creating my map

Hi Logan,

Set your search radius to the distance between NZ and the US and be patient.


At 4/1/2008, you wrote:

Hi everyone,

I've encountered an issue which I'm certain can be sorted by you all.

After downloading points from the share exchange(points in San
Francisco) , importing the downloaded file as per other databases and
getting the message that 6348 points added etc that the points are not
available .

The handset and receiver are in New Zealand so I appreciate that the
points will not be available in navigation mode but even in exploration
mode an error message is given from loadstone that there are no points
found ...
I have tried "Find point" and no points(which are in the database) are
found through this process either.

The downloaded file has been imported into both a blank database and the
default database with the same issues yet the file(when viewed in
notepad) has the correct header row(point, name, etc etc) and the format
looks fine..and I assume that as the points have been pulled from the
exchange that they are correct.

Any thoughts/ideas greatly appreciated.


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