[Loadstone] Geonames.org

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Apr 1 01:06:40 BST 2008


There's no maximum limit on the number of points you can import. There will 
be limits depending on your phone's memory thoe. What that limit is will 
very much depend on your phone. What happens when you try to import your 
file? It taking a very long time would be expected.

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Cearbhall O Meadhra wrote:

> Dear Sean et al,
>
> I have succeeded in extracting and formatting the POIs from GeoCities.org. I
> find that I now have 22,764 points. When I chop off the first 200 entries I
> can load them into my Nokia 6680 without any trouble. However, I cannot load
> the 22.764 points! Is there a known maximum no of entries/
>
> I have searched the loadstone site but I cannot find any answers on this
> subject although I think there was some discussion not so long ago.
>
> All the best,
>
>
> Cearbhall
>
> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>
> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Geetha Shamanna
> Sent: 29 March 2008 06:10
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Geonames.org
>
> Hi Gian,
>
> We (Pranav, Kiran and me from India) did explore the possibility of
> converting the points file on geoname.org for India into a
> Loadstone-compatible format. Given the size of the points file and the
> discrepancy between the two formats, manual cleanup would involve a great
> deal of effort.  Should you decide to write a script/macro to perform the
> conversion, we would appreciate it if you could share it on the list.
>
> Thanks,
> Geetha
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gianfranco Giudice" <g.giudice at balcab.ch>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:45 AM
> Subject: [Loadstone] Geonames.org
>
>
>> Hello
>>
>> Is someone using geoname.org ?
>> On the site
>> http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/
>> You can download a lot of points data.
>> I think they do a similar project like us. So we could work together and
>> define a sharing standard data format.
>>
>> Is it possible to convert such data to LS format? Or can someone create a
>> script or macro?
>>
>> Gian
>>
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