[Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking

Lois Butterfield lbutterfield5 at cfl.rr.com
Tue Aug 3 07:59:55 BST 2010

Thank you very much for this explanation.  I can see now that it is 
something beyond my abilities to get working.

You also give sound advice to those who might be tempted to rely too much on 
their GPS systems.

----- 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 AM
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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