[Loadstone] Still can't manually add points

Peter McGlinchey p.mcglinchey at xtra.co.nz
Thu Apr 24 04:24:53 BST 2008


Have you tried deleting the latest point entry from Loadstone?  That solved 
my problems in my 6680.

Regards

Pete McGlinchey

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacobk at cknet.co.za>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Still can't manually add points


> Like I've said in the past when I add points using the # key they seem 
> fine,
> but when I try to enter points manually, I get no notification message no
> matter what different combinations of options I try to use.
>
> Me and Monty were trying various things to try work around this, including
> exporting my database (where I did have various 'corrupt' entries), but 
> even
> after starting off on a new database, and then either just starting from
> scratch, or importing a cleaned up import/export file that monty helped me
> with I still can't add points manually - literally worked around once or
> twice, but never again.
>
> Basically, the main thing is that since in my area there isn't really any
> useful data on the PointShare exchange, I've been trying to use the 
> GeoCoder
> at:
> http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoding.html
>
> to generate data for addresses this side (South Africa), and then enter 
> them
> manually etc., and if I trash my database, and let it generate a new one, 
> it
> has once or twice allowed me to enter one or two points, but after that,
> nothing else actually does much.
>
> Also, FWIW, I currently have my search radius set to something like 2000km
> just in case, and whether I use the find point, or show area menu items
> there's no difference.
>
> The only thing I thought might be relevant is that on my Nokia 6680 I did 
> at
> some stage do the firmware upgrade because certain apps were starting to
> generate errors/crashes, but that was a while ago, and the other apps are
> now fine, and I've even tried different options like installing to the
> memory card, phone memory etc. etc., and am currently running 0.69 since
> although the functionality that 0.68 offered worked fine (and does still 
> in
> 0.69), the 'newer' functionality like logging and manually entering points
> are currently the two most important bits since I want to manually add
> locations before going there.
>
> I have also tried various things like making sure my Holux M1000 had a
> decent signal while entering the points, trying to do it with it off,
> disconnected etc. etc., and it seems to make no difference.
>
> Really don't know what's causing this, and wish there was some sort of app
> logging functionality so I could find what was going wrong.
>
> Oh yes, have also tried things like making sure I first turn the phone
> off/on etc. in case it needed to be reset etc., and this also seems to 
> make
> no difference.
>
> Anyway, still think it's an excellent thing you guys are doing, and 
> somewhat
> necessary, but just wish I could be more 'confident' and could experiment
> more as such without having to get sighted people this side to help me by
> first taking me to points etc., and also obviously, if they are somewhere
> with their conventional GPS, it would also be nice to be able to get
> co-ordinates from them so that I could then know where they are in 
> relation
> to my location etc. etc.
>
> Stay well
>
> Jacob Kruger
> Blind Biker
> Skype: BlindZA
> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cearbhall O Meadhra" <cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Still can't manually add points
>
>
>> Dear Jacob,
>>
>> If you can export the default dataset we might have a look at it and be
>> able
>> to help you.
>>
>> Also, if you could describe exactly what you are doing to create points
>> using the #key and also how you are creating your own points dataset I am
>> sure we could help you to find the answer.
>>
>>
>> All the best,
>>
>>
>> Cearbhall
>>
>> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>>
>> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227
>> : cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
>> Sent: 22 April 2008 05:57
>> To: Loadstone mailing list
>> Subject: [Loadstone] Still can't manually add points
>>
>> Just been trying even more stuff FWiW, and although I can in fact add a
>> point by being there and then using the # key to then enter the point, no
>> matter how I try adding points manually either by entering them using the
>> options menu etc., or by creating my own import file etc. etc. etc.,
>> although it sometimes tells me a point has been added/updated, they still
>> never show when I want/need to use them.
>>
>> Still have no idea why I'm the only person with this problem, but, 
>> life...
>>
>> Stay well
>>
>> Jacob Kruger
>> Blind Biker
>> Skype: BlindZA
>> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>
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