[Loadstone] What data to get from map provider to create a navigable route for a city

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Feb 11 08:54:18 GMT 2008

Currently Loadstone doesn't plot routes, mainly for the reason you suggest, 
it doesn't know about streets. The point share site can handle street data 
and at some point in the future we hope to be able to do things like plot 
routes. As for obtaining data, for any areas where we don't have data almost 
anything is better than nothing. Since this data can be processed by the 
point share site into a loadstone formatted file we can take almost 

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Pranav Lal wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have been reading the loadstone-gps documentation. As I understand,
> all you need to  create a point of interest is the name of a ppoint,
> it's latitude and it's longitude. However, what about adding roads to
> such a map? How will loadstone know what route it has to plot between
> 2 points of interest unless it has data on roads? How is such data to
> be entered?
> Also, if I were to go to a map provider such as a government census
> department, what kind of data should I ask them for?
> Pranav
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