[Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement

Paul Shelton pbs at paulshelton.com
Tue Jan 22 22:11:28 GMT 2008


When I used loadstone this morning, I didn't have any points checked but the 
joystick would give me the nearest point in any of the four major cardinal 
directions.  The information was given as the absolute heading but what I am 
looking for is the heading relative to the direction I am currently headed. 
That way I don't have to know exactly which direction I am traveling, I can 
just know that the point is 20 degrees to the left or 40 degrees to the 
right, etc.  It gives a better picture of where things are in relation to 
the direction I am traveling.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement

> 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,
>  Monty
> 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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