[Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Jul 21 20:32:04 BST 2009

What Rob says is true but it's not the only way to explore far from where 
you currently are. The goto feature can be used for this, just enter a set 
of coordinates within the area where you'd like to start exploration and 
you'll be moved there even if it's outside your search radius.

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Rob Melchers wrote:

> Loadstone remembers the 'last position' and uses that as a starting point for 
> exploration. This data is saved in the 'last_position' file in the root 
> directory of LS on the phone and currently the only way to start exploring 
> somewhere else is by editing this file to reflect the area you want to 
> explore without enlarging the search area.
> Rob
> At 7/21/2009, you wrote:
>> 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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