[Loadstone] Checking all points
shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Mon Apr 7 07:33:25 BST 2008
Your suggestions still ignore the database problem. That won't make it go
away. To see what that would be like, load up a large database and then do a
search. Then imagine your phone getting stuck in that state at random
intervals and that's what would happen if you have any kind of automatic
On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Ari Moisio wrote:
> I would also like this type of auto-announcement feature. There are
> certain situations i do not wish to walk around a phone in my hand.
> One possibility would be to have an automatic group selection and
> unselection facility that will say once a minute select all points within
> for example 200 meters and unselect points further than say 300 meters.
> Another, maybe easier implementation would be to make LS automatically
> annnounce nearest point and if speed is above static threshold also next
> point in ahead.
> You can still escape from the Gates of hell: Use Linux!
> mr. M01510
> On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, David Greenwood wrote:
>> Could there be a new feature to perform this function? I would use it 100%
>> of the time when on the move. I had the use of a Trekker for several
>> months, and this is the only feature that I miss.
>> There could be an option "Announce all Points on Approach". It doesn't need
>> to execute every second, once every five or ten seconds would be enough. I
>> would guess that it would be equivalent to pressing the center of the
>> joystick button, but only speak the point if it is within the approach
>> distance value. I personally don't even mind if it repeats speaking the
>> closest point.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:03 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Checking all points
>>> The short answer to your question is there's no way to do this.
>>> are loaded in to memory so there's a limit as to how many can be loaded at
>>> any given time. Querying the database every second is pretty much out of
>>> question since on a large database this would make the program unusable.
>>> could try creating a large checkpoint file but I'm not sure what'll
>>> things may slow down or it may work depending on the number of points. The
>>> more points you check the more calculations the program will need to do so
>>> this may slow things down and be hard on your phone's battery. In theory
>>> may be able to get 3000 or so checkpoints but in practice I'd say it would
>>> be much less.
>>> On Sat, 5 Apr 2008, David Greenwood wrote:
>>>> I am sure there is a way to do this, but I haven't stumbled across it in
>>>> docs, nor come up with an alternate solution.
>>>> What I would like is to have Loadstone announce any point I approach as
>>>> the entire database was checked. Most of my points are intersections and
>>>> it would be great just to have a reminder by Loadstone as I approach each
>>>> one. This will remove the need to take off my gloves in the winter, get
>>>> phone out of my pocket, and find my required joystick button with frozen
>>>> fingers. Currently, I need to check every point I plan to pass ahead of
>>>> time, and this isn't always posssible since I may be just going for a
>>>> or I don't have time,since I am rushing out the door.
>>>> Any suggestions would be great.
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