[Loadstone] how to retrieve points

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu May 28 04:42:26 BST 2009


A nice howto but you missed the most obvious thing. The primary way to 
retrieve points for loadstone is to use the point share exchange you can 
find on the loadstone site. All other ways involve a lot more steps and may 
or may not work at any given moment. How much data the point share has 
depends on your area and how many other people have uploaded points. If 
people don't share then the point share just doesn't grow.

On Wed, 27 May 2009, Josh wrote:

> ok here you go.
> 1. go to www.loadstone-gps.com
> 2. clock tools and resources link.
> 3. click open the geocoder link.
> 4. use google maps to get the address you want.
> 5. enter the address into the forms edit boxes on the geocoder website.
> 6. press go button.
> 7. click the retrieve link open streetmap, the link is the one on the or near bottom of website.
> 8. when new browser window opens, click the export link, wait 10 seconds, go to top of page.
> 9. press r for radio button, check the first radio button, the one that says xml.
> 10. press b for button, you will land on the export button.
> 11. press enter on the export button.
> 12. save the .osm file to a place on your computer and remember where you saved it!
> 13. now go into your offline tools by running the loadstone.exe program in the loadstone tools folder or wherever you saved your loadstone offline tools. close all web browsers before running offline tools.
> 14. go into the open streetmap converter tool.
> 15. browse to, and hit enter on the .osm file you just downloaded.
> 16. now check the boxes you want checked to customise what gets included in your points text file.
> 17. hit go to next step button.
> 18. download your text file,save it in your import export folder on your phone.
> 19. now go to your cell phone's keypad go into loadstone.'
> 20. go to options, databases, hit select on import.
> 21. choose the text file that should be in the import export folder. loadstone takes you right into the import export folder when you hit select on import in the databases menu.
> 22. hit select, or key1, on the text file it will import those points into the currenntly loaded database, it will ignore duplicate points.
> You can enter as much or as little info as you want into the geocoder, enter a whole address, or only a zip code...
>
> Josh
>
> Josh email is    jkenn337 at gmail.com
> msn: kenn6498ku at hotmail.com
> skype: jkenn337
>


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