[Loadstone] exploring areas far from where I live

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Jul 21 23:34:34 BST 2009


You could enter any coordinates, they don't have to be a waypoint. If the 
coordinates aren't a point then exploration will start there and the closest 
point will be announced.

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, David Reynolds wrote:

> 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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