[Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Wed Jan 23 06:22:25 GMT 2008


What would a relative heading look like? Do you only have right and left? 
What about points behind you? If I have an idea of what this should look 
like then maybe I can experiment with putting a setting in to do this.

On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Paul Shelton wrote:

> Well I guess you'd have to be paying attention but the use of the words
> "right" and "left" would be the clue that you are getting a relative heading
> instead of an absolute heading.
>
> It's good to know that the other modes give you relative heading but for
> example, with the clock face, every hour point represents a 30 degree swath
> of the pie and this could be a substantial error if you're using it to aim
> towards something.   I'm thinking of the case where you're on a boat trying
> to aim towards a point on shore.  I think having the granularity  that
> degrees provides would be very useful.  I also like the idea of being able
> to picture where something is when traveling in the car.  If I'm told that
> something is at 12 o'clock, that really means it could be anywhere from 345
> degrees to 15 degrees.  I'd just like more precision.
>
> Paul
>
>
>
> I
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement
>
>
>> If you change your display to clockface this will give relative
>> directions.
>> The cardinal and degrees settings are absolute. Making these be relative
>> might be quite confusing unless there's some way to differentiate relative
>> headings from absolute ones.
>>
>> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Paul Shelton wrote:
>>
>>> Monty,
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Paul
>>>
>>> ----- 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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