[Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection

J Harrington amy-jeff at dslextreme.com
Mon Feb 25 03:38:01 GMT 2008


Is there a way to edit your "last known position" file, so you can more 
quickly explore an area in Exploration mode?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection


> You can look at anything you want in exploration mode if your search 
> radius
> is wide enough. Without the gps receiver connected exploration mode starts
> at the last known position. If there's no known last position then it 
> starts
> at the first entry in the database.
>
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2008, Cearbhall O Meadhra wrote:
>
>> I see what you mean, Sean, I imagine the location is some thousands of 
>> miles
>> to the East of me. The problem with that suggestion is that I was not
>> connected to any specific location since the GPS receiver was not turned 
>> on
>> or connected to the phone!
>>
>> Does that mean that I, located in Ireland,  cannot look at a set of 
>> points
>> in the US or Canada? while in exploration mode with the GPS disconnected?
>>
>>
>> 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 Shawn 
>> Kirkpatrick
>> Sent: 24 February 2008 00:07
>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection
>>
>> I'm guessing the imported points were well outside your defined search
>> radius. I think those points were check and you're in ireland? I assume 
>> you
>> have a search radius defined that makes sence for your needs. If you
>> expanded it to cover the distance then things would work but might take a
>> while. I have no idea how far away those points might be.
>>
>> On Sat, 23 Feb 2008, Cearbhall O Meadhra wrote:
>>
>>> Sean,
>>>
>>> I uploaded the sample two lines that Petr sent in his initial query
>>> into a .CSV file. I imported it into loadstone and it compiled
>>> normally giving the usual messages of the successful import as "2
>>> entries added, 0 duplicates ignored, etc.
>>> I was surprised to find that the orientation keys reported "no points
>> found"
>>> in exploration mode.
>>>
>>> I tried varying the size of the ID field, removing unprintable
>>> characters from the quoted name string, changing the priority and
>>> accuracy values and, finally, changing the user id from Petr's to my
>>> own. None of these changes made any difference, even though the import
>>> process reported a successful creation of the compacted database each
>> time.
>>>
>>> Have you any ideas to explain what might be happening?
>>>
>>> As a test of my system I successfully imported my own database files
>>> and was able to locate points found there. This reassured me that the
>>> loadstone program is functioning correctly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>>
>>>
>>> Cearbhall
>>>
>>> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>>>
>>> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  _____
>>>
>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Petr Rehak
>>> Sent: 21 February 2008 13:27
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> i suppose this is not the case. Below is a small excerpt from my CSV 
>>> file:
>>>
>>> table,point
>>>
>>> name,latitude,longitude,accuracy,satellites,priority,userid,id
>>>
>>> "CZ-Ambasada -
>>> Afghanistan420233544228",501165700,144233300,2,4,2,62015,888256260
>>>
>>> "CZ-Ambasada -
>>> Albanie420233370594",501019800,144112300,2,4,2,62015,888256261
>>>
>>> Just a note to the quoted text: originally there was a greater-than
>>> sign before the number (e.g. >420233544228, but POI Converter removed 
>>> it.
>> Why?
>>> What other characters are being removed and how to prevent their 
>>> removal?
>>>
>>> Note to the Database Reprocessor tool: well, I can use it, but what it
>>> could do to make my file more valid? Moreover, if there was an error
>>> in the file, it should have aborted always at the same line number,
>>> but why does it abort at random lines (first 884, second 843, third 2592
>> etc.)?
>>>
>>> If nothing helped, can I convert the CSV data straight into the binary
>>> format on my PC? There were (and still are) similar problems with
>>> converting CSV files to binary databases in the CellTrack application,
>>> but fortunately, CellTrack can make use of various internal database
>> formats.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Petr Rehak
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O
>>> Meadhra
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:25 PM
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello, Petr ,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Have you checked to see if your CSV file has commas after the two
>>> words "table,point"?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I was caught out with this myself for ages until I realised that the
>>> conversion of a file from text to CSV keeps the column position and
>>> marks column boundaries with a comma (",").
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> the common result is:
>>>
>>> "Table,Point,,,,,,,,"
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If this is the case, you will need to edit the actual .CSV version of
>>> the file to remove the trailing commas on the first line.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>>
>>>
>>> Cearbhall
>>>
>>> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>>>
>>> Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  _____
>>>
>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
>>> Sent: 21 February 2008 07:31
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Unable to import a POI collection
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Try running the files through the Database reprocessor before sending
>>> them to the phone. Make sure that each file starts with the two header
>>> lines (table, point, etc.)
>>>
>>> Rob
>>>
>>> At 2/21/2008, you wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> sorry for a high frequency of my messages, still saying "unable
>>> to...", but I am still a newbie to LoadStone GPS and haven't come
>>> across any written comments on my issues yet. So what next?
>>> I tried to generate a database import file via the POI Converter on
>>> the LoadStone GPS website and all went OK. First, I prepared a CSV
>>> file, split into multiple parts as I do have a 30000 POIs database
>>> from the Czech Republic and would like to use it. As descriptions
>>> contain non-english characters, I converted the CSV file to UTF-8
>>> prior to converting. Then I ran the POI Converter and downloaded a TXT
>>> file. Then I placed it into the ImportExport folder and tried to
>>> import it into the default and my own database, no luck either. It
>>> randomly throws an error message saying something like "abort
>>> importing on line xxxx, possibly corrupted file". The line number is
>>> quite random, sometimes it is able to complete only 5%, sometimes 20%,
>>> but I have never managed to end up with a complete database yet. What
>>> might be the problem? I even tried to mute MobileSpeak or set a
>> screensaver delay to 30 minutes, should it cause a problem. Any ideas?
>>> Using LoadStone GPS 0.69 with Nokia 6681 and MobileSpeak 2.03.
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Petr Rehak
>>>
>>>
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