[Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking

Laura Glowacki orangebutterfly87 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 15:31:11 BST 2010


Yes, the wisest and best said message on this list in a while!  Thank you 
for the clarification, and forgive my attempts to give advice about which I 
know nothing about.

Laura
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lois Butterfield" <lbutterfield5 at cfl.rr.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] groute clarification and myth debunking


> 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.
>
> Lois
> ----- 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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