[Loadstone] Routeplanner

Ari Moisio arimo at iki.fi
Wed May 7 20:40:36 BST 2008


  Shouldn't this  kind of functionality be included directly to the 
Loadstone software?

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mr. M01510

On Tue, 6 May 2008, Rob Melchers wrote:

> 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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