[Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate Loadstone

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Sun May 9 16:19:58 BST 2010

Hi Dale,

You are correct.  While you can enter points manually into Loadstone the 
procedure for filling it up with a collection of points to populate a 
database is to download on to your PC, copy to your phone and import the 
text file containing your points  into Loadstone which will then create a 
binary database it will use when querying locations etc.

The official points reposatory is housed on the Point Share Exchange (read 
about this and much more in the Loadstone documentation)  which is where 
we would recommend you go first.  Once you get the hang of things there 
are tools and other Point reposatories  that will make your loadstone 
database even richer.

The documentation really is the best place to start though.


On Sun, 9 May 2010, Dale Leavens wrote:

> Good morning.
> I have been looking at this application for some time. I have Wayfinder Access but never got very good at it because of the continuous and rather high Internet access costs each and every time it is used and because it won't allow deviation from it's predetermined routes which are not always the most direct or convenient choices. Of course the future of Wayfinder is now determined.
> I downloaded and installed Loadstone onto my N73 phone remarkably easily and connected immediately with my Hollux 1000 immediately.
> I have been to the Tools section of the Web site and here I am becoming a little confused.
> Do I understand that I can select a region and download it to my computer then transfer it to my phone?
> I do see that I can acquire coordinates for an address, that seems to be pretty accurate, must I enter that manually or can I somehow push that to the phone electronically?
> Your patience and forbearance will be most appreciated. While I have quite a bit of computer experience it is to get things done, not because I enjoy the frustrations of fiddling with the darn things.
> Thank you for this and doubtless future assistance.
> Dale leavens.

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