[Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Sat Feb 16 09:28:35 GMT 2008


With Google maps it's not possible because we have no access to the list in
the database, but with Nokia Maps it could work. A script would collect all
data and convert them automatically.

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:05 AM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps

Oh sure, we'll get right on converting all of google maps data to loadstone
format. After all, how many millions of points could that be? They don't
exactly distribute the entire database in a file so you'd have to pull the
points out in some kind of grouping. Shouldn't take long at all. There's the
little matter of licensing, what could be wrong with grabbing all the data
and redistributing it? Who wants to be the first one to try this?

On Sat, 16 Feb 2008, Pranav Lal wrote:

> Monti,
>
> You can find a reverse geocoding API at the following link.
> http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API/browse_thread/thread/5c
> 3e6e13
> d95dd60d/f46deba37ab75ca2
>
> As of now, I think the best option would be to convert the Google maps 
> data to loadstone format.  In theory, this should be easy to do and 
> won't require any additional coding.
>
> Pranav
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of 
> monty at loadstone-gps.com
> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 5:33 AM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Connecting loadstone to google maps
>
> Hello,
>
> A system where by one can feed longitude/latitude coordinates via a 
> protocol to a reverse geocoder is being worked on.  Once it is working 
> on a PC we can then look at adding the functionality to LS.  I can't 
> say when it will be ready (as I don't know) but it is in progress!
>
> Best regards,
>
>   Monty
>
>
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Q wrote:
>
>> In the U.S. through AT&T, you can get an unlimited data plan and 200 
>> free sms's for $20/mo.  I for one would greatly appreciate this 
>> feature as it would be wonderful to have an alternative to the $400 
>> wayfinder access.
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