[Loadstone] Importing database problem as it happens to me

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Sat May 1 00:29:39 BST 2010

If I were to guess at this I'd say you don't need to do all that deleting 
and editing of the geonames file. Just feed it to the poi converter and let 
it handle it. Your editing of the file is probably causing fields to get 
reversed or something.

On Sat, 1 May 2010, Milos Przic wrote:

>   Hi all,
>   So that's how it happens to me when I try to import the ldb file. Tell me if there is something wrong, or if I should correct something, and I am going to describe everything I do in detail, step by step:
> 1. I go to the geonames.org site and download the csv file I need.
> 2. I open the file using notepad as the quotes are not seen when the file is openned using the excel.
> 3. I delete the first line of the table that says "point id point name latitude longitude", so that the first line is the point id.
> 4. Then I press the ctrl+h to go to the find and replace option, and in the find field I write the quote sign (").
> 5. The replace with field remains blank, so that the all quote signs are deleted.
> 6. Then I save the changes to the file.
> 7. Then I open the loadston poi converter.
> 8. I input my email address, I select the file and choose the geonames to ldb among the formats in the combo box, and click "submit".
> 9. I get the exact number of the converted points (more then 0, without any error), and click the download file link.
> 10. I move the resulting ldb file in the inportexport folder in my phone.
> 11. I make a new database in order not to manage the default database.
> 12. I import the file, and get the messages that the pois are imported. The number is the same as on the resulting page of the converter.
> 13. I press 0 to activate the exploration mode, but there are no points!
>   That's it. Now what's wrong? Is it a bug or my mistake?
>   Thanks all in advance, and I appologize for so long message, but I had to explain as I will need this maps in the very neer future.
>   Best regards!
>          Milos Przic
> msn: milos.przic at gmail.com
> skype: Milosh-hs
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