[Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate Loadstone

Jeff Kenyon jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com
Sun May 9 17:35:15 BST 2010


Hi Dale, where are you located?  I'm in Western NY, and am pretty much in 
the same place you are in.  How far have you gotten in terms of downloading 
anything to your phone or anything like that?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Leavens" <dleavens at puc.net>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate 
Loadstone


> 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.
>
> Thanks.
>
> ----- 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
> Loadstone
>
>
>> 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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