[Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Aug 3 09:29:08 BST 2010

Thanks Kerry for your valuable insight as usual.

At the moment we are not interested in hosting gRoute for reasons already 
outlined on this list.  One of the big reasons is the Google Maps Terms of 
Service plus the abuse factor!

Luckally, there are thousands of Loadstone users around the world with 
many possessing the technical  knowledge and willingness to host a 
gRoute-like tool so I'm sure it is only a matter of time!


  On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Kit wrote:

> 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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