[Loadstone] New user & checkpoint question

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Mon Jun 22 09:36:27 BST 2009

 From 'Getting Started' part 2:
"Even without creating a list of checkpoints you can already use the points 
in the database to navigate by. Moving the joystick will tell you the 
nearest points that surround you in four directions. Noting the heading you 
should be able to navigate to a point of your choice. However, points are 
not automatically announced when you approach them, the 'Use Checkpoints 
Only' option is not available and if there would be points in the database 
that you don't need on your way they might be announced as well. Creating a 
'list of checkpoints' activates the above mentioned options in the menu, 
excludes other points and allows you to save this list as a unique set of 
records for later use."

Checking an entire database is not possible because limitations of the 
currently used database engine. With the 'Database Explorer' tool on the 
tools page you can generate a list of maximum a thousand checkpoints. 
Larger lists of checkpoints tend to lock the program.


At 6/20/2009, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I took LS out for my first try today.  I was unable to get any street 
>intersection feedback in navigation mode.  After playing with the settings 
>a little more, it looks like the checkpoints need to be check for 
>automatic announcements to be made.  If that's the case, is there a way to 
>have the entire database checked so that while walking/driving around, I 
>know what intersections are coming up?
>Thanks in advance.
>-- Rob
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>Loadstone at loadstone-gps.com

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