[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Thu Aug 7 12:54:03 BST 2008


Have already sort of started splitting up various locations/areas/categories 
into different databases FWIW, so, no worries, but will just be nice when it 
gets there.

Stay well

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

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: 07 August, 2008 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter


> 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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