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Wed Jul 16 10:56:10 BST 2008

Australian map data, and they won't sell direct to the end user, or that is 
the story I am being given by local assistive technology vendors.

So even if I buy Wayfinder through talknav it won't have local maps.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Giggar" <sgiggar at>
To: <loadstone at>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Loadstone on the Nokia N82

> Mitchell
> You may want to check out for way finder access as far as 
> maybe seeing what it will
> cost for you. Code Factory has nothing to do with the selling of Way 
> Finder Access.
> Signed: Stephen Giggar
> Skype: dr-phone.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mitchell Smith" <mjsotn at>
> To: <Loadstone at>
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 5:08 PM
> Subject: [Loadstone] Loadstone on the Nokia N82
> Greetings List,
> I have recently acquired myself a Nokia N82 and was somewhat disappointed 
> to find out the inbuilt
> Nokia maps application was unusable with Talks.
> I started looking in to alternatives including Google Mobile Maps (another 
> application which doesn't
> appear to have a text-only mode), and Wayfinder which at this time is not 
> available in Australia due
> to the fact that CodeFactory have quite high minimum commitments on their 
> licensing and none of our
> assistive technology vendors are keen to make such commitments at this 
> time.
> I started investigating GPS SDK's in the event that it was going to be 
> necessary to write my own
> app, and had a few options available when someone suggested I had a look 
> at Loadstone.
> Of course I was quite impressed that it is an open source product, and I 
> fully intend on having a
> poke around the source code at some point in the near future and assisting 
> in any way I can, but my
> first priority is to get the app working on my phone.
> The installation was completely painless, but upon launching the 
> application I appear to have hit my
> first problem.
> The application is searching for a GPS device, and there doesn't appear to 
> be any way to get it to
> use the internal GPS receiver in the Nokia N82.
> I thought I would throw this email out on the list to see if the internal 
> GPS receiver is actually
> supported by Loadstone, or will I need to investigate a Bluetooth option 
> at this time.
> My second question is, has any map data been assembled for Australia (I 
> haven't checked the map data
> exchange yet) or will I need to start from scratch?
> If starting from scratch is there any good sources of open map data that 
> can be converted in to
> Loadstone format, or is it a matter of manually entering data as I travel?
> Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated in relation to these 
> questions, and thanks for
> creating such a promising application.
> Cheers,
> Mitch
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