[Loadstone] Importing database problem as it happens to me

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Sat May 1 13:05:29 BST 2010

Perhaps the points in the Geonames file are outside Loadstones search 
radius. If so increase max search radius in settings/general. If the 
problem stays send me the Geonames file and the converted file please.


At 1-5-2010, you 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 
>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!
>           Miloš Pržic
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