[Loadstone] New version of the python tools (0.3)

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Oct 30 07:02:36 GMT 2009

Hi Grzegorz,

Like I said earlier, feel free to put whatever you like in your name 
fields - what ever helps you and works for you should be what you do.

I guess I've just been lucky enough to live in countries where business 
names are quite specific.  For example most (if not all pubs) I've come 
across here in the UK or in Canada (or most other places I've visited too) 
have contained the words: pub, club, bar, inn, tavern etc in their 
business name.


On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Grzegorz Złotowicz wrote:

> Hi, Iwould disagree that the point should contain only name...
> What usability from the point named "La madame", without information that it
> is a Pub?
> So, the name "pub la madame" sounds far more informative, but because LS
> can't hold the streets information, the address saying that this pub is
> located on the "flower street" for example, can also be useful...
> Further more, teling the user that the point is located at the 13 house
> number maybe very useful not only for those wanting find exactly pubs, but
> also for users looking for any know point near 15 flower street which for
> example isn't actually known...
> So personally i would agree with Przemyslaw, that more information as a
> point category, name and address are usefull.
> Splitting categories of points into separate databases also isn't very
> fortunate as for me... how do you imagine dealing with over 100 databases -
> each for different category of pois?
> What if you simply want to "look around" and see what nearest points are
> known in database regardless of their categories?
> Greetings, Greg.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" 
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> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] New version of the python tools (0.3)
> The point's name field should contain exactly that, the point's name.
> Remember the name field is only 75 characters long and was never intended to
> hold city names, catagories, etc. Adding extra data may also confuse other
> users if you upload this to the point share. The best way to break things
> down is to have separate databases. How far you go with that is up to you.
> Just have your source material broken down when you convert and you'll have
> the same effect as if you had all that information in the point name. Also,
> if you have information repeating with each point name you'll find the
> database will get a lot larger and slower than it needs to be.
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