[Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Fri Feb 15 11:22:39 GMT 2008


Hi
What about connecting LS to Nokia Maps? That could be easier and the maps
are for free. 

Gian

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:56 AM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

As I said in my previous message, loadstone isn't getting data support until
someone else writes it. I'm not going to write a feature that's currently
impossible for me to test. Even if it becomes possible the pricing will make
it completely impractical. If someone with a data plan and the coding talent
wants to write this and submit it then we could include it.

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Ari Moisio wrote:

> Hi
>
>  I would vote for easy  use of point share exchange via packet data.
>
>  There could be such features as submitting public location data to 
> the server, retrieving data by given radius and a feature to purge 
> downloaded data but not user own points from the phone's database. On 
> the most simplistic scenario there could be only two functions: one to 
> export recently modifiend user own points  to the server and another 
> to fetch pointshare data within predefined radius. These could also be 
> automated to be performed if user is about to leave previously downloaded
area.
>
>  With this type of implementation there is no need to  rewrite half of 
> the application and sharing of the points become much easier. 
> Currently using 3rd party file browser just to import location data is 
> out of question for Joe Average.
>
>  There will also be no extreme mount of packet data traffic and LS 
> will stay operational even  without gprs coverage.
>
> You can still escape from the Gates of hell: Use Linux!
> --
> mr. M01510
>
>
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>
>> The way I see it the only way loadstone is getting support for use of 
>> a data plan is if someone else writes it and submits the patch in the 
>> form of a unified diff. Unfortunately the rates for data plans are 
>> just too unpredictable to make the program depend on them. As it is 
>> if you have a data plan then you could probably use the point share 
>> site from the phone and download data that way. I'm not sure how well
this works but it should.
>>
>> On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Pranav Lal wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Shawn,
>>>
>>> Many thanks for your response.  Indeed, you would need a data plan 
>>> to access Google maps.  The other problem that I have found with my 
>>> idea is that reversed geocoding is not really supported with Google 
>>> maps so, you cannot use latitude and longitude to get to an address.
>>>
>>> Pranav
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn 
>>> Kirkpatrick
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:34 PM
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps
>>>
>>> The problem with this option is I don't think the data from google 
>>> maps is freely available to distribute to others. If the data was 
>>> being accessed in real time then the phone would need a data plan. 
>>> Making loadstone dependant on a data plan is an option of last resort.
>>>
>>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Pranav Lal wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> Has any one tried to connect loadstone to google maps or yahoo maps?
>>>> This would be a good way of duplicating systems like way finder 
>>>> access. One would be dependent on google and or yahoo to update 
>>>> their maps but then that is a constraint with any other provider. 
>>>> It would also save us from adding so many points of interest.
>>>>
>>>> One problem I see is that the google maps API is in java script. 
>>>> One would need to use something like a web browser to access the map
data.
>>>> However, with today's phones that is probably not a significant 
>>>> constraint.
>>>> My c++ and java script are really rusty but I would be happy to 
>>>> help test and document such an adition to loadstone. I have a Nokia 
>>>> E51 phone and a Holux m-1000 gps receiver.
>>>>
>>>> Pranav
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