[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Aug 7 12:24:43 BST 2008


Hi,

Categories will come - they're on our famous "ToDo" list!  For now one way 
to help ease the category problem is to split your points into multiple 
databases (by category) and load the relevant database in the appropriate 
situation.

Best regards,
   Monty


On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Jacob Kruger wrote:

> Know it's not relevant/related, but in terms of usability of POI data, would
> still like a form of categorisation, but anyway...
>
> 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: 07 August, 2008 11:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>
>
>> Hi Cearbhall,
>>
>> For the moment I'm only interested in the usability of the OSM data. If
>> it's decided that it's usable we can 'improve' the presentation of the
>> name
>> field. There's a debugged version of the OpenStreetMap converter up since
>> this morning, so please reprocess yesterdays data if you want to help
>> testing.
>>
>> Rob
>>
>> At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
>>> Rob,
>>>
>>> Jacob has raised a good point here. There is a solution that seems to make
>>> sense, that is to add the elevation value from the source in GeoNames to
>>> the
>>> POI name.
>>>
>>> I have a routine that adds an increment to the place name as a percentage
>>> of
>>> the start of the street. This caused a logical problem for those who want
>>> to
>>> make sense of the information.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>>
>>>
>>> Cearbhall
>>>
>>> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>>>
>>> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: 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: 06 August 2008 18:02
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>>>
>>> Ok.
>>>
>>> Well worked fine now and imported 511 entries into the database (also
>>> created a new test one for this process), but only real issue (and not
>>> related to LoadStone at all) is that most of the points seem to be
>>> different
>>> points on the same streets so if I choose something like show area, it
>>> mentions the same streets around 10 times, but at slightly differing
>>> distances, and apart from those I have only found two more relevant
>>> entries
>>> in the form of one kindergarten, and one restaurant (but with no name).
>>>
>>> Anyway, will carry on testing this set of POIs, but anyway...
>>>
>>> Stay well
>>>
>>> Jacob Kruger
>>> Blind Biker
>>> Skype: BlindZA
>>> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Shane Wegner" <shane at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> Sent: 06 August, 2008 6:32 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 06:05:57PM +0200, Jacob Kruger wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> The userid can be from 1 to 5 digits.  Basically any number
>>>> between 0 and 2^16-1 inclusive.
>>>>
>>>> Shane
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