[Loadstone] Database redesign

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu May 8 06:56:12 BST 2008

The user id might be a problem but not any time soon. Unfortunately every 
byte added to a point record makes the database that much bigger. No point 
in a last modified field, duplicate checking is done on import.
The checkpoints aren't part of the database. They can reference the database 
on load but that's only to see if the information needs updating. The only 
difference with a list of route points would be that they're in a particular 
order. When this is implemented there probably won't be much difference if 
any between checkpoint format and route point format.
There will be a point typing system of some kind. We'll have to work out 
what types to implement thoe and how exactly this will work.

On Thu, 8 May 2008, arimo at iki.fi wrote:

> Hi
>  If the database will berestructured some day i'll suggest following
> changes:
> - User id seems to be currently only 16 bit integer. When user base
> increase there will a risk of duplicate user ids.
> - There could be a  last modified field in the point data. When importing
> database  is update only if the imported point is more recent than same
> point in the database.
> - There could be a new class of points, route points. These points are
> sorted list of lat & lon coordinates and a comment. These point have no
> relation with the point database and could be freely exchanged with other
> users regardless if they have similar points in their databases. Maybe
> these routepoints can someday replace current checkpoint system.
>  - Personally i do not find much use for separate
> point classification data.
> - There could be an option to attach a voice  recording to the point. For
> practical reasons these recordings will not be   included when exporting
> the database.
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