[Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers

Steve S steve at crustysocks.com
Fri Sep 11 21:42:58 BST 2009


Thank you Monty, I'll take alook, but I remember in the docs it saying that 
they only had points for train stations and airports in the UK...perhaps 
other ones have been added since.  Thanks again, cheers Steve.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers


> Hi Steve,
>
> To obtain street/intersection points as well as other points of interest
> LS users have contributed, visit the PointShare Exchange which will you
> find a link to from the main Loadstone web site.
>
> http://www.loadstone-gps.com
>
> Regards,
>   Monty
>
>
> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009, Steve S wrote:
>
>> Hi, I've added certain points in Loadstone and finding it a really useful 
>> tool, but I'm getting irratic arrival times and directions.  I'm only 
>> using the in built GPS on my N85 and sometimes it can say I'm arriving at 
>> a certain destination at lets say 3 O'clock, but the destination could be 
>> another 20 metres straight ahead or more.  Is this purely down to the GPS 
>> reciever on the phone?  Would I get better results with an external GPS 
>> reciever?  I'm just wondering how accurate it can be and what we should 
>> expect.  I read in the docs that you could put down a bus stop, now if 
>> you get an announcement that you're approaching the bus stop and you're 
>> actually 40 metres away from it and it says it's in the wrong direction, 
>> what good is this sort of navigation.  So any ideas of the expectations I 
>> should have?
>>
>> Also, I want to download and install my local streett maps.  Can anyone 
>> advise on where to get these and how to download them?  Many thanks, 
>> cheers Steve.
>>
>> Visit: www.crustysocks.com
>> Contact me:
>> Skype: steve-chase
>> MSN: stevesax68 at hotmail.com
>> E-Mail: steve at crustysocks.com
>> Tel: 077333 73714
>>
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