[Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Jan 22 20:10:57 GMT 2008

Hi Paul,

A feature already exists that is similar to your description.  It is 
called "next point" and I believe this is attached to the "5" key while in 
Navigation mode.  I can not confirm this for certain as my phone is not on 
me at the minute and I also do not have a fresh install with  the default 
key-map loaded.
In order for this function to work, you must create a checkpoint out of 
the point of interest in question; then Loadstone will return the nearest 
checkpoint in the direction of travel.

Best regards,

On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Paul Shelton wrote:

>    I've just started using loadstone in the last couple of days so I don't
> have much experience with it but I do have a suggestion.
> When in navigation mode,  I'd like to have at least an option to tell me my
> heading to a Point of Interest expressed relative to my direction of travel.
> There would probably have to be some kind of speed threshold as this would
> not work very well when walking.  For example, if I'm heading East at 90
> degrees and my point of interest is at heading 110 degrees,  I would be told
> that it was 20 degrees right, 2 miles to......
> If you drop below the speed threshold, for instance 5 mph, you would revert
> to absolute heading, or alternatively, would be told that the relative
> heading could not be calculated.  Actually, I believe the proper term for
> the relative heading is bearing.
> Paul
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