[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Wed Aug 6 10:20:16 BST 2008

Tried it, but, unfortunately although I tried one or two different postal 
codes from this area, it just told me it couldn't find my point although 
using that other single point geocoder site which also uses google/yahoo 
maps, I do find things, so not sure why.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: 06 August, 2008 10:14 AM
Subject: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

> Hi all,
> To examine the usefulness of the OpenStreetMap data I've made a small tool
> to convert OSM data to the Loadstone format. I'd be interested in your
> results as OSM data for various countries can differ quite significantly.
> Here's what you do:
> Go to
> http://www.loadstone-gps.com/tools
> and select the GeoCoder tool.
> Extract position data by entering your address and click on the OSM link 
> on
> the result page.
> Once on the OSM site click on 'export', on the next page select XML format
> and download the resulting file (map.osm).
> Go back to the tools page and process the .osm file with the 
> 'OpenStreetMap
> Converter' tool.
> Import the file on your phone and let me know what happens.
> Rob
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