[Loadstone] Routeplanner

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Tue May 6 13:13:01 BST 2008

Hi all,

The new 'comment' option for checkpoints has inspired the 'Route planner'.
This tool lets you create a file with a list of checkpoints with 
directional commands added to the comment field of each point. You provide 
a startpoint and destination and select the points inbetween that connect 
these two points. With this checkpoint file loaded this results in the 
announcement of the pointname that you are approaching, followed by a 'turn 
left, go straight or turn right message. Also the clockface direction is 
announced. With verbose mode checked, a truncated part of the name of the 
next point and the distance to that point is also announced. The truncation 
is due to the limited size of the comment field (75 characters). This is a 
useful tool when practicing a new route, or to provide visitors with a 
database of points and a checklist file that serves as route to your house. 
You can reverse the route and save both the 'to' and 'from' routes under 
different names. Beam the route files to the phone and place them in the 
'loadstone/checkpoints' directory. Comments and suggestions welcome as usual.

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