[Loadstone] Pointnames and routes, was: More questions...

Geetha Shamanna geetha at millernorbert.de
Tue Mar 25 14:34:25 GMT 2008


Hi Rob,

The 'Turn left' point name in my original mail was meerly an example to highlight my question about handling checkpoints in overlapping routes. I normally assign more verbose names which contain both the direction as well as the name of the location. 

  Thanks all the same for your comments.

  Geetha
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rob Melchers 
  To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 3:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Pointnames and routes, was: More questions...


  In the thread 'more questions...' the problem appears to be in the pointname. In the first post of this thread G states that she tries to incorporate a single point into two 'routes'. This is something that most of us will have encountered. She also states that the name of the point is 'turn left', and that is what's wrong. Giving a point a name that is a directional command not only tells nothing about the position of this point, but also is not valid if the point is approached from the opposite position. Pointnames should be a description of the position of that point (preferably the address) which makes for the universal use of a point. In a future version of Loadstone GPS there will be a possibility to add a 'comment' to a checkpoint. This comment field could contain directional commands, and since this comment is restricted to the checkpoint it will not interfere with the pointname as recorded in the database of points. In fact we have developped a tool that will calculate directional commands between points that then can be added to a list of checkpoints and saved as a 'route'. In the mean time don't give points a directional command name but try to describe the position of that point in a way that is also useful for others.

  Rob 


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