[Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking

Kit goldeneagle74 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 07:34:25 BST 2010

In this case, is LoadStone-GPS.com interested to host it for its users?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kerry Hoath" <kerry at gotss.net>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" 
<loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:36 PM
Subject: [Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking

I have seen a whole pile of posts to this list asking "how do I get
groute working" etc.
What was posted to the list last week was the php source for groute. To
make this run, you'll need a web server, a php module and the knowhow to
set this all up.
You may also even need a google account and you may need to edit the
source to imbed this information.

What was posted is not a ready to run program unless you have all of the
other prerequisites configured on your system or virtual server.

There is no easy way to run groute unless it becomes integrated with the
loadstone offline tools.

If someone were to host groute on a server somewhere and set it up to
query google they may hit the query limit the author was hitting when
groute was targetted.

Ihave no idea if anyone is hosting groute, certainly Ihave not seen any
messages to the list stating this so unless someone puts groute into
offline tools (If this is even possible) or hosts it for general use
groute will not be  easily accessible to end-users.

Please also keep in mind hwen you use groute you agree to the google
terms of service, and part of those terms of service state that you are
not to use groute for life-critical navigation.
This means that if groute gets you lost, run over or confused, you
accept all rsponsibility.
Recently a sighted woman attempted to sue google when she walked out
onto a road and got hit by a car.
Perhaps it would have paid for her to check if any traffic was coming
before crossing the road rather than concentrating on her navigation device.

I only state the above as users should be aware that even if a
functional groute is made available then if it breaks you get to keep
both pieces.

Groute is an excellent tool, however it is only one of many tools you
should utilize in your aquisition of points.
Also note that marking stuff yourself will give you results accurate to
the receiver you are currently using and can often get you extremely
closed to the door of a building etc.

Regards, Kerry.
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