[Loadstone] No 'talking map'.

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Mon Sep 21 23:47:50 BST 2009

Hi Steve and all other point checkers,

I don't mean the following in a sarcastic way at all but I'm truly 

As someone who has used Loadstone since V0.1 and thought about it in 
theory prior to that, can someone please tell me why they would want a 
database filled with checkpoints?  What benifit does this harness?

A checkpoint or lockpoint is meant to signify when you've basically 
reached your destination or some sort of milestone.  How many of these 
could one possibly need or want?

Pressing the navigation key in Navigation mode is free and tells you on 
demand where you are in relation to a point and usually works quite well - 
in my mind eliminating any need to get bogged down with checkpoints.

Of course this is not even taking into account the acttual memory 
limitations already discussed!

Thanks in advance...


On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Steve S wrote:

> Thanks for that Rob.  The last question from me on this subject is, if that's 
> the case, is it possible to create smaller databases and check them if they 
> only have a few hundred points?  or is this something that Loadstone just 
> doesn't do? cheers Steve.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 1:50 PM
> Subject: [Loadstone] No 'talking map'.
>> Since the question about a talking map (check all points in database) has 
>> been asked several times on this list the following paragraph has been added 
>> to chapter 2 of the Getting Started Manual:
>> No 'talking map"
>> The database technology currently used in the Loadstone-GPS program does not 
>> allow an unlimited number of points to be checked (marked as a checkpoint).
>> It is therefore not possible to use this program as a so called 'talking 
>> map'. Experience has learned that the maximum number of checkpoints that 
>> will not 'freeze' the program is around 1000.
>> Rob
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