[Loadstone] Importing my own import/export files

Jacob Kruger jacobk at cknet.co.za
Tue Mar 18 17:57:16 GMT 2008


Thanks.

Will check out the tools page.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: "Loadstone mailing list" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing my own import/export files


> Well, the values for latitude/longitude aren't quite obvious. The values 
> for
> these are a number with 7 decimal places devided by 10000000 to get the
> integer value. If you don't have 7 decimal places then just pad with 0 and
> then remove the period. The satellites field doesn't matter at all, just 
> set
> to 0 if not entered from a gps. Accuracy is a bit more important, set to 1
> if unknown but if known it's basically the accuracy in metres devided by 8
> with no decimal places. For priority if this point can be freely shared 
> then
> it should be set to 0. If the point can't be freely shared then set 
> priority
> to 1 to have the point share system completely ignore it or 2 to restrict
> the point but the system will still store it. Do not set priority to 4 
> since
> that marks a point as deleted. Values other than 0 1 2 or 4 will cause
> problems so don't use those. The important part is the userid and id 
> fields,
> these uniquely identify a point. The userid should be your userid as
> obtained from another exported file. The id field must be unique to each
> point. The phone uses the current time stamp when entering points but if
> you're manually generating entries then you have to be sure the ids you
> generate won't collide with anything else.
> There's probably something on the loadstone tools page that will do what
> you're trying to do.
>
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2008, Jacob Kruger wrote:
>
>> Hi there
>>
>> Along the lines of the fact that I still can't manually enter those 
>> points
>> into loadstone for whatever reason, I'm about to start playing with 
>> possibly
>> creating my own small application that'll sort of store my points that I
>> enter in a DB and will then be able to create the relevant import files 
>> for
>> me to then load into loadstone.
>>
>> Basically, I'm planning to use the basic format of the current exported
>> files and just replace the content, but was just wondering about one or 
>> two
>> small things.
>>
>> Firstly, the content below would be what I would use to import just one
>> point:
>>
>> name,latitude,longitude,accuracy,satellites,priority,userid,id
>> "arwyp selfgen",-260134359,28016271,1,6,1,6567,1193290269
>>
>> Obviously, instead of -26. whatever, it seems to use -260... with the 
>> period
>> being replaced by a 0.
>>
>> Only things I'm really wondering about is the recommended values for 
>> things
>> like accuracy, satellites, priority, id etc. since things like latitude,
>> longitude, userid etc. are somewhat obvious.
>>
>> TIA
>> (and let's hope this one works out for me - LOL)
>>
>> Jacob Kruger
>> Blind Biker
>> Skype: BlindZA
>> '...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>>
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