[Loadstone] will groute be back?

Jeff Kenyon jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com
Mon Aug 2 23:44:27 BST 2010


Yes I have several times.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laura Glowacki" <orangebutterfly87 at gmail.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?


> Have you gone through the new user getting started guide? You can find it
> at:
> http://www.loadstone-gps.com/docs/manual/getstart0.html
>
> There are several ways to get POIs:
> the Point Share site
> the OpenStreetMap project
> groute? (again, not sure since I've not used it)
> and the internet at large is a great source for various POIs.  Sadly, 
> every
> website I've seen so far provides vast lists of POIs in a given category 
> and
> not separated by city or smaller geographic areas.  For instance, one can
> find a a file of POIs for all of the Jewel Osco grocery stores in the 
> state
> of Illinois in the US.  However, perhaps I only visit one or two locations
> of this particular store in my city.  I've determined it to be a pain to
> simply go through and delete every single other POI out of the list 
> besides
> the one or two that I need.  This may be worth it if you have to find a
> particular place and can download the POI list before hand.  It is simply
> one more option.
>
> If you are having trouble accessing something specific, let us know.  We 
> may
> be able to help you better if you ask a more specific question about a
> particular feature or thing you want to accomplish.
>
> If you are simply asking which of the above mentioned methods for 
> obtaining
> POIs is better, I think it's more personal preference.  I've so far only
> used the OpenStreetMap project database and it has worked wonderfully for 
> my
> purposes over the past 2 months.  I'm quite familiar with the major 
> streets
> near where I live, but less so with the side streets which start and stop
> sometimes.  Thus the OSM project tells me what intersection I'm at, and 
> this
> has been enough information for me to get most of the places I've needed 
> to
> go so far.
>
> I understand that many of us on this list aren't native English speakers.
> Please feel free to ask me for clarification if something I say just 
> doesn't
> make sense.  I only wish I knew enough to communicate better in a 
> different
> language.
>
> Best,
> Laura
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Kenyon" <jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 2:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>
>
>> Those and how the best way is to get POIS.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Laura Glowacki" <orangebutterfly87 at gmail.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 1:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>>
>>
>>> Which instructions?  If there were any posted on how to use the 
>>> software,
>>> I'd also love to see them ... vague or not.  Sorry if I missed a 
>>> previous
>>> message describing this.
>>>
>>> If you're referring to my message below, I simply was explaining my 
>>> guess
>>> as
>>> to why you no longer need a user name and password and the purpose of 
>>> the
>>> file.  I too am very new to all of this and can only guess from 
>>> exchanges
>>> I
>>> see here on the list.  Sorry if my message was confusing.  I'd be happy
>>> to
>>> clarify if you have questions.  Although I'll add my disclaimer once
>>> again
>>> that I have never used it and thus can't answer any questions on exactly
>>> how
>>> to use it etc.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Laura
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Jeff Kenyon" <jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com>
>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 9:55 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>>>
>>>
>>>>I would also agree with that too.  Some of these instructions are rather
>>>> vague.
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Lois Butterfield" <lbutterfield5 at cfl.rr.com>
>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 11:14 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I don't know how easy it is to use or how to use it.  I have downloaded
>>>>>it
>>>>> though.  If anyone has directions posted somewhere, I'd love to know
>>>>> about
>>>>> it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Lois
>>>>> p.s.  It goes without saying that a programmer, as lots of you are,
>>>>> would
>>>>> have no question.  I'm far from that.
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>>>>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Laura
>>>>> Glowacki
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 3:43 PM
>>>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>>>>>
>>>>> Ok, so I'm going to try to answer the question without being snarky
>>>>> and,
>>>>> frankly, rude about it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't know much at all about the groute tool, so please feel free to
>>>>> correct me if I'm wrong.  Last time I checked, we were all here to 
>>>>> help
>>>>> one
>>>>> another out since there is no centralized area for superdetailed
>>>>> documentation, especially on something like this.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, the way I understand it, you no longer need a user name or 
>>>>> password
>>>>> for
>>>>> the groute tool.  If you download that file that Greg sent out, you 
>>>>> can
>>>>> then
>>>>>
>>>>> run it from your computer.  No need to access it over the internet.
>>>>>
>>>>> I can forward that email back to anyone who would like it either on or
>>>>> off
>>>>> list since I saved it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope that helps a little.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Laura
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Kenny Hitt" <kenny at hittsjunk.net>
>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 6:37 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] will groute be back?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi.
>>>>>> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:54:33PM -0400, Jeff Kenyon wrote:
>>>>>>> What source and how can you run it?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Aparently, you didn't read the original post on this thread.  In that
>>>>>> post
>>>>>
>>>>>> (the one you first replyed to),
>>>>>> there was a link to the zip file of the source on sendspace.
>>>>>> Since I'm not using it, I didn't save it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>          kenny
>>>>>>
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