[Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement

Paul Shelton pbs at paulshelton.com
Thu Jan 24 12:30:38 GMT 2008


OK, I'll check this out.  Thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement


> Hi Paul,
>
> No need to perform mathmatic calculations.  As I said before, changing
> your Point Direction to "degrees", creating a Checkpoint on your desired
> point  and pressing "5" while in Navigation  mode to activate "Next Point"
> will do the trick.  For more information on
> this and other functions, please read the documentation at:
>
> http://www.loadstone-gps.com
>
> Best regards,
>   Monty
>
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, Paul Shelton wrote:
>
>> Hi Robbie,
>>
>> Thanks for your input on this subject.  I guess I'm just looking for
>> convenience.  I can check my heading in degrees mode and I can check the
>> heading to my point of interest and do the math but it would be nice to 
>> not
>> have to do that calculation when navigating.
>>
>> I like operating in degrees mode and this would just make it a bit nicer.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> .   ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sandberg, Robert" <robert.sandberg at sap.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:27 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement
>>
>>
>>> Hi Paul!
>>> I don't see where the problem is. I agree that clock face directions are
>>> not practical for sailing. But the degrees report works perfectly for me
>>> on a boat. As for in a car, it's quite enough for me to know something
>>> is at 12:00. If it's to the left of 12:00, it'll fall away to 11:00 and
>>> then 10:00 as the car approaches. If it's to the right of 12:00, same
>>> thing on the other side. So what else do you need?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Robbie Sandberg
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Paul Shelton
>>> Sent: 23 January 2008 05:51
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Suggestion for Enhancement
>>>
>>> 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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