[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Aug 6 17:34:43 BST 2008


After you have entered your e-mail address (see my previous mail) your 
userid is displayed in the 'about' window on the phone.

At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
>Ok.  Where do I then find that userid within LoadStone?
>
>If I look at some points I've previously exported that I added myself, the
>userid there seems to be showing up as 6567, which is only 4 characters.
>
>TIA
>
>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 2:15 PM
>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>
>
> >I was just gonna ask for more info. The userid you entered is
> > 357617001535509. This is not your correct userid. Make sure you have
> > entered your e-mail address in Options/Settings/General/UserName, a userid
> > is a 5 digit number.
> >
> > Rob
> >
> > At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
> >>Oh yes, here are a few lines from the converted text file that I then
> >>imported:
> >>"10th Ave",-261429009,281547462,0,0,0,357617001535509,902662096
> >>"10th Ave",-261416355,281540272,0,0,0,357617001535509,902662097
> >>"place_of_worship",-261439284,281532310,0,0,0,357617001535509,902662604
> >>"post_office",-261403070,281536945,0,0,0,357617001535509,902662605
> >>"restaurant",-261441362,281668570,0,0,0,357617001535509,902662606
> >>
> >>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 11:37 AM
> >>Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
> >>
> >>
> >> > Users that can't find their coordinates with the Google tool:
> >> > Replace (YourLat/Lon) with your coordinates in the below link to go to
> >> > the
> >> > OSM site and retrieve their map. Attention: It can take several minutes
> >> > before the download starts!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> 
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=(YourLat)&lon=(YourLon&zoom=15&layers=B0FT
> >> >
> >> > Please do not alter the 'zoom' item, the converter can only handle
> >> > small
> >> > size OSM files.
> >> >
> >> > Rob
> >> >
> >> > At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
> >> >>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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