[Loadstone] heading display setting

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Thu Apr 3 06:48:34 BST 2008


Hi
I also think it's better to have clock face only in navigation mode and
absolute facing in Expl. Mode. Because if i know what my last direction was
before and I'm staying still clock face is not working. So i can check in
expl. Mode other infos.

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:06 AM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] heading display setting

The clockface in exploration mode was beaten to death and beyond a while
back on the list.
I'd say that clockface is a relative thing, 12 is always in front 3 to the
right etc.
Since a couple people said they use a heading display of clockface (can't
imagine why) the setting could be left in, I guess it doesn't effect
anything being there.

On Wed, 2 Apr 2008, Rob Melchers wrote:

> If you consider clockface as another way to express a compass 
> direction it could be re-introduced in Exploration mode. In Navigation 
> mode it should then be called 'relative clockface'. If clockface is 
> defined as always being relative its only place should be in Point
direction.
>
> Rob
>
> At 4/2/2008, you wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> I'm thinking out loud here and could be way off so if so please comment.
>> 
>> There are two ways of distinguishing direction.  Absolute and relative.
>> 
>> Absolute direction is used when the current heading is unknown.  This 
>> would happen when using a static map (I.E Exploration mode) or when 
>> the user is still.  Unfortunately due to GPS receiver drift a person 
>> is never still.
>> 
>> Relative direction is used when the current heading is known.  This 
>> is used when a person is moving.  (I.E Navigation mode)  Even when a 
>> person is "still" the GPS receiver still drifts (as if you were 
>> moving slowly) so even when still Relative direction would be used.
>> 
>> So, we have three situation for measurements of direction:
>> 
>> Navigation mode (relative)
>> Exploration mode (absolute)
>> Heading (absolute)
>> 
>> For those of you that think clock face should be left in for heading 
>> what you are saying is that you would like Loadstone to report a 
>> relative direction in an absolute situation.
>> 
>> Like I say I'm possibly confused here so if someone could clarify 
>> there point further maybe that would help.
>> 
>> Monty
>> 
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> >> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> >> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:49 AM
>> >> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] heading display setting
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Yes, this is the setting that controls how the heading from the 
>> >> > gps is displayed, not the point direction or exploration point 
>> >> > direction settings.
>> >> > As far as I can tell the only things that make sence here are 
>> >> > degrees, cardinal, and simplified cardinal.
>> >> >
>> >> > On Wed, 2 Apr 2008, Jacob Kruger wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> This is the one that tells you in what direction you're travelling?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> While I definitely want it to tell me which direction I should 
>> >> >> travel
>> in
>> >> >> using the clockface, it doesn't really matter to me what real
>> direction I
>> >> >> am
>> >> >> travelling, and, yes, cardinal is in fact good for that.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Just my 2c.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Stay well
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Jacob Kruger
>> >> >> Blind Biker
>> >> >> Skype: BlindZA
>> >> >> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>> >> >>
>> >> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> >> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> >> >> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> >> >> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:22 AM
>> >> >> Subject: [Loadstone] heading display setting
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> Currently in the heading display setting there's the option to 
>> >> >>> have
>> the
>> >> >>> heading displayed as clockface. Does anyone actually use this? 
>> >> >>> In
>> going
>> >> >>> over
>> >> >>> things for the new release this was noticed and I can't think 
>> >> >>> of a situation where this would be useful. If I'm wrong let me 
>> >> >>> know and I'll leave
>> this
>> >> >>> choice in or else it can be removed.
>> >> >>>
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