[Loadstone] making progress but have question

Jeff Kenyon jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com
Thu Apr 29 21:07:33 BST 2010


Well, here is the strange thing.  There are some very few points for my 
area, but I would have been under the impression that there would be more. 
though.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] making progress but have question


> As for getting the nokia maps and putting them in to loadstone, the simple
> answer is you don't. These are comercial maps and are not freely licensed.
> Try reading the loadstone documentation, it'll explain about getting map
> data. As to how much data is available for a given area that all depends 
> on
> the area. There's quite a bit of data for north america in the loadstone
> point share and in openstreetmap.
>
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, Jeff Kenyon wrote:
>
>> Interesting, how can you get those same maps from Nokia Maps?  From what 
>> I've
>> seen, there isn't much that isn't included?  Also, what is the best 
>> source
>> for downloading maps with a wide range for a geographic region and the 
>> widest
>> region?
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick"
>> <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:23 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] making progress but have question
>>
>>
>>> You should try getting points from the point share exchange or if that
>>> doesn't have many points for your area (or doesn't function propperly as
>>> may
>>> be the case at the moment) try openstreetmap and the converter for those
>>> files.
>>> It's possible to convert .lmx files to the loadstone format. As far as I
>>> know these are not the maps provided by nokia for nokia maps.
>>>
>>> On Wed, 28 Apr 2010, Jeff Kenyon wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone, I am making progress with getting maps loaded onto the 
>>>> phone
>>>> here, but have some questions. I've noticed that for my area of 
>>>> Rochester,
>>>> NY it isn't really that inclusive as far a POIs are concerned. I've 
>>>> done
>>>> some searches, and it has turned up locations, but there are more 
>>>> within
>>>> the city.  My first choice however, is the Nokia Maps as I've been
>>>> familiar with exploring them from the maps application on the phone. I 
>>>> had
>>>> accidently deleted the cities folder on the memory card, and am trying 
>>>> to
>>>> get that back.  However, the Nokia page is a nightmare for finding mps.
>>>> Does anyone know where I might be able to find these to convert them? 
>>>> So
>>>> far, I've been really impressed, and my only criticism is not many 
>>>> POIs,
>>>> and of course I'd be willing to add ones here.
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