[Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers

Steve S steve at crustysocks.com
Sun Sep 13 12:47:08 BST 2009


Hi Saqib, thanks so much for that explaination, I really appreciate it. 
Take care, cheers Steve.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Saqib" <Saqib500 at btinternet.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers


> Hi Steve I got the data from tools and resourses. I then clicked on the 
> Open the Geocoder which opened up a new page where I was asked to enter my 
> address details. After submitting the info, the results of my search are 
> displayed. This means that all the points and crossings  are displayed for 
> that postcode. It will normally cover the first 3 letters of your postcode 
> which is usually a certain area of a town. You then download the data and 
> go back in to the tools and resources area of the LS website and select 
> the link which is called Open the street map converter. At this point you 
> upload the file which was downloaded from the geocoder page and select 
> your preferences such as the type of points you want included such as 
> addresses as POIs or just POIs. These will be added to the local crossings 
> and intersections. Hit the convert button and wait for a few seconds and a 
> dialog box will pop up to ask you if you want to save the converted data. 
> Save the data and then retreive it from your computer and transfer it to 
> your import   and export folder of the LS folder on your phone. When you 
> fire up LS on your phone then you must go in to database and then import 
> the new data from that folder. I hope this makes sense as It took me a 
> while to get my head around it all.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve S" <steve at crustysocks.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers
>
>
>> Saqib. did you get the .osm files from the points share exchange?  I know 
>> and have noticed there are tools to convert .osm files to loadstone, but 
>> I don't know how to get the .osm files.  I'm going to make a point of 
>> going to the points share exchange section and see what's what, just been 
>> very busy to do some digging on this subject, so please forgive me if I'm 
>> asking some basic questions.  Thanks for your explanations, it helps a 
>> lot, cheers Steve.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Saqib" <Saqib500 at btinternet.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 9:24 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers
>>
>>
>>> Hi Steve. Have you used the tools section to convert Open street maps to 
>>> Loadstone files. This will save you a huge amount of time labeling 
>>> points. I have 3 areas covered here in the UK and it does all crossings 
>>> and inter sections and POIs on a busy road. If you don't agree with a 
>>> POI and its out of date then you can rename it to what ever the new 
>>> point it is. I was going to buy Wayfinder Access for the very purpose of 
>>> using the app in exploration mode so I new what road was coming up but 
>>> LS does very much the same thing so I'll keep my money in my pocket. 
>>> Plus I don't need an internet connection. If you have a certain point 
>>> checked and auto announce is turned on on then it will keep anouncing 
>>> the checked point until you arive there. You just have to turn auto 
>>> announce off to stop it announcing the point afterwoods.All we need is 
>>> to implement an navigation function to this great product and it will be 
>>> as good as anything out there.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Steve S" <steve at crustysocks.com>
>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:42 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Getting street map files and GPS recievers
>>>
>>>
>>>> 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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