[Loadstone] Implementing Breadcrumb Generator

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Jun 18 21:18:46 BST 2009


Yes, there's now a single list of gps receiver options to choose from when 
you select connect gps.

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009, Przemysław Rogalski wrote:

> Do you mean, that it will be possible to choose an internal/external receiver from one menu item, without need for going to the Settings?
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> Od: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> Do: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Wysłano: 18 czerwca 2009 14:07
> Temat: Re: [Loadstone] Implementing Breadcrumb Generator
>
>
> To be quite honest I can't imagine what use playing back a log as if it were
> a gps receiver would be but some people seemed to want this feature rather
> badly. A side effect of putting this in was it forced a clean up of the way
> a gps receiver is sellected resulting in a much better interface.
>
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009, Przemysław Rogalski wrote:
>
>> You wrote:
>> "In the next version it'll be possible to playback an nmea log as if it were a real
>> gps receiver".
>> What advantages and functionalities can it bring for the user?
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>> Od: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Do: "LoadStone Lista" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Wysłano: 18 czerwca 2009 00:38
>> Temat: Re: [Loadstone] Implementing Breadcrumb Generator
>>
>>
>> Some of what you propose might happen but other things just aren't needed or
>> not really possible. I'm not sure we need a logging submenu at all. In the
>> next version it'll be possible to playback an nmea log as if it were a real
>> gps receiver so that takes care of the loading problem. I'm thinking the
>> breadcrumb generator will be a realtime thing, you'd activate it as you're
>> walking and it would generate the points elliminating the need to even keep
>> a log file. That would handle the point generating part of the process. As
>> for then following the generated route I don't think it should be necessary
>> to generate one file for forward and another for reverse, it should be
>> possible to load a route and then select the direction or have loadstone
>> determine it automatically. Then the direction comments would be generated
>> as you proceeded along the route. This will require getting ordered
>> checkpoints working.
>> As for the settings you suggest, they might go in a separate tab or be
>> included in an existing one. Most of the parameters are probably fine but
>> comment language just isn't going to happen. Since only one language file is
>> loaded at a time you can't change the language for only part of the program.
>> At some point there may be a way to change loadstone's language at runtime
>> but that would effect the whole program. Your list of languages is out of
>> date, we're up to 20 supported languages now. The interval parameter is
>> going to require some thought. If the points are generated too close
>> together then you'd have checkpoint announcements going off constantly.
>> The settings would be part of the settings tab, not activated from another
>> menu, that just wouldn't make much sence.
>> I'm not sure where you're getting these file extensions from. Loadstone
>> doesn't use file extensions but in the next version it will have file mime
>> types.
>>
>> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009, Przemysław Rogalski wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'd like to propose some ideas for implementing the Breadcrumb generator into Loadstone program:
>>>
>>> - Insert menu "Logging" below menu "GPS", where you can find the following options:
>>>
>>> -- "Load nmea file" - opens a .log file
>>>
>>> (An interface as in loading database or checkpoints, from the menu Database/Add
>>>
>>> database / menu Checkpoints/Load checkpoints);
>>>
>>> -- "Save as checkpoints" - exports the loaded NMEA file as a checkpoint file .ckp
>>>
>>> (An interface as in saving checkpoints, from menu Checkpoints/Save checkpoints);
>>>
>>> -- "Save as database" - exports the loaded NMEA file as a database file .ldb
>>>
>>> (An interface as in exporting checkpoints as a database, from the menu Checkpoints/Export);
>>>
>>> -- "Reversed checkpoints" - exports the loaded NMEA file as a checkpoint file .ckp, in a reversed point order
>>>
>>> (An interface as in saving checkpoints, from menu Checkpoints/Save checkpoints);
>>>
>>> -- "Reversed database" - exports the loaded NMEA file as a database file .ldb, in a reversed point order
>>>
>>> (An interface as in exporting checkpoints as a database, from the menu Checkpoints/Export);
>>>
>>> -- "Send" - allows for sending the NMEA file via MMS/Bluetooth/E-mail
>>>
>>> (An interface as in sending database or checkpoints, from the menu Database/Send
>>>
>>> / menu Checkpoints/Send);
>>>
>>> -- "ROute settings" - see Note 2.
>>>
>>> - Insert an additional tab "ROute" in the Loadstone settings, before the "Sound Settings" tab;
>>>
>>> there you can find the following options:
>>>
>>> -- Interval
>>>
>>> (Parameters: 8 seconds, 16 seconds, 32 seconds, 64 seconds
>>>
>>> (where "8 seconds" by default);
>>>
>>> -- Accuracy
>>>
>>> (Parameters: within 12 meters, within 24 meters, within 48 meters
>>>
>>> (where "Within 12 meters" by default);
>>>
>>> -- Turns
>>>
>>> (Parameters: all turns, above 10 degrees, above 20 degrees, above 30 degrees
>>>
>>> (Where "Above 20 degrees" by default);
>>>
>>> -- Verbosity
>>>
>>> (Parameters: on / off
>>>
>>> (where "On" by default);
>>>
>>> -- Comment language
>>>
>>> (Parameters: phone language, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish
>>>
>>> (where "Phone Language" by default).
>>>
>>> - Note 1:
>>>
>>> While saving a route as a database or checkpoint file, the default filename is the same as in the .log file;
>>>
>>> only a file extension changes, and also the folder in which a converted file will be saved
>>>
>>> (namely .ldb - into importexport, and .ckp - into checkpoints folder).
>>>
>>> - Note 2:
>>>
>>> Menu GPS/route settings would open "ROute" tab in LS main settings, but as the only available list of settings.
>>>
>>> - Note 3:
>>>
>>> If a route was created "on the fly", and followed on the basis of a NMEA file only, it would even be the better.
>>>
>>> What do you think about this kind of "design"?
>>>
>>> I'm ready to pay an amout of money, even from my own private pocket,
>>>
>>> if only someone created Symbian functionalities
>>>
>>> that I've been dreaming about for three years,
>>>
>>> that I find the most necessary, vital and crucial for the blind GPS user,
>>>
>>> and that are - as for now - not available in any navigation solution
>>>
>>> (neither hardware nor software).
>>>
>>> The point is, that the user could record the whole passed track as a route, reverse this route if he got lost, and of course could follow the same route in a future.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Przemyslaw
>>>
>>>
>>>
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