[Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live

David Reynolds dkreynolds at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 21 21:00:12 BST 2009


Shawn,
I assume that this would work if for example, you set a poi for those 
coordinates, and used that as the goto location. This being the case, bill's 
problem would be solved, by setting up a point called jack, and another 
called chic.
David.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live


> 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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