[Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Fri Feb 15 13:15:04 GMT 2008


If we would download some maps to a local computer, would it be possible to
convert those data into Loadstone format? 

-----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 2:03 PM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Same problem with the data plan. If we could get that data and merge it with
the point share site that could be something. I doubt very much that it's
free for distribution thoe.

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Gianfranco Giudice wrote:

> 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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