[Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate Loadstone

Dale Leavens dleavens at puc.net
Sun May 9 17:01:42 BST 2010

Good morning Monty,

Sorry, I didn't make that clear. I have been through the documentation once 
and much of it twice. There is a lot to remember and understand so I will 
probably need some hand-holding. I'll experiment a little more but wanted to 
be sure my understanding was correct before I make too many assumptions.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate 

> 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.
> Monty
> 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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