[Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live

David Reynolds dkreynolds at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 21 20:08:52 BST 2009


Rob/Monty,

Perhaps loadstone could be modified so that it stores the last position in 
the header of the database, such that when a new database is loaded, 
loadstone remembers the last location for that particular database.

David.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Reif" <billreif at ameritech.net>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live


> Hi David,
>
> I did load the Chicago database before trying to explore it.  The glitch 
> was
> that I had not yet been to Chicago with the receiver switched on.  If I
> hadn't loaded the Chicago database, I wouldn't have been able to search it
> by expanding the search area.  I guess there's no easy way to take virtual
> tours of areas far from where one has last navigated.  This actually isn't 
> a
> big limitation.
>
> Bill
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Reynolds" <dkreynolds at ntlworld.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live
>
>
> Bill,
>
> Forgive me if I'm going back over old ground, but it sounds to me as if 
> when
> you imported your data, the chicago/jacksonville databases weren't loaded.
> When you launch the program, the default database is loaded, and before
> importing, you need to open the jacksonsville database, so that is the one
> that will be populated.
>
> The upshot of this is that you do what I have done:
> I have a database called default which covers my local area. I also have a
> database called sunderland, which covers an area two hundred miles away
> where my daughter lives. To explore sunderland, I must load the sunderland
> database. If I then want to go for a walk in my local vicinity, I need to
> physically load the default database.
> I hope that this is helpful,
>
> David.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill Reif" <billreif at ameritech.net>
> To: "Loadstone GPS" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:12 PM
> Subject: [Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live
>
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am a new user of this wonderful product, so forgive me if I'm missing
>> something obvious.
>>
>> I live in Springfield Illinois, where I installed the software Sunday on
>> my
>> N82, downloaded and installed some local points from the Point Exchange,
>> and
>> began
>> exploring.  Like many of you, I am delighted with how well this works,
>> though I will probably get a better GPS receiver. I also downloaded 
>> points
>> for Jacksonville Illinois, which is 40 miles away.  I am greatly looking
>> forward to bringing the unit to downtown Chicago, where I will be 
>> visiting
>> this weekend.   That's where I ran into a problem.  I thought there was a
>> problem because, although i downloaded and created a Chicago database, I
>> could not find any points in it.  I kept reducing the size of what I
>> requested until it was smaller than my Springfield database; but still no
>> success.  Attempts to explore produced only rapid
>> beeps and the "No Points Found" announcement.  It took some time to dawn
>> on
>> me that Loadstone, even though I was attempting to explore a Chicago
>> database and was not connected, would not let me because 176 miles
>> separated
>> me from my Chicago circle.  I found I could explore by temporarily
>> expanding
>> my search to 200 miles.
>>
>> Is there an easier way to explore databases far from where I last used 
>> the
>> receiver?  If I were planning a trip to Hawaii, I can only imagine what
>> would happen if I tried to search from thousands of miles away.
>>
>> Cordially,
>> Bill
>>
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