[Loadstone] Importing database problem as it happens to me

Milos Przic milos.przic at gmail.com
Sat May 1 08:52:52 BST 2010


   Yes, I select the geonames2ldb in the format combo box. And it is 
impossible that the files are corrupted, because I tried it with more than 
one file.
          Milos Przic
msn: milos.przic at gmail.com
skype: Milosh-hs
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing database problem as it happens to me


> Then I'd say either the files you're getting from geonames are somehow not 
> right or there's an error in the converter tool. Are you selecting the 
> propper format when using the poi converter? Maybe someone that uses this 
> can shed some light on this?
>
> On Sat, 1 May 2010, Milos Przic wrote:
>
>>  Hi Shawn, it doesn't work. When I do it with the offline tools, I get 
>> this:
>> Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in 
>> E:\loadstone\htdocs\tools\poiconv\index.php on line 238
>> and with the online tools I don't get the error, but get this:
>> Radius: unrestricted.
>> Number of POI's: 0.
>> Number of UTF-8 corrections: 0.
>> And when I do the deleting and the stuff I escribed in my previous 
>> message I get the number of pois etc.
>>  So please help me somehow, I don't know what to do anymore, and I need 
>> this function!
>>  Thanks,
>>
>>         Milos Przic
>> msn: milos.przic at gmail.com
>> skype: Milosh-hs
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" 
>> <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 1:29 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Importing database problem as it happens to me
>>
>>
>>> 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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