[Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate Loadstone

Dale Leavens dleavens at puc.net
Sun May 9 18:17:18 BST 2010


Sean,

Could you send me that URL? We are going to England and probably Scotland in 
July and August and expect to be doing some traveling about on the trains to 
visit old friends.

thanks.

If I was Han Solo I'd probably pet my wookie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Randall" <seanr at randylaptop.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate 
Loadstone


> Dale,
>
> I use it mainly for trains here in the UK.  I obtained a database of
> stations and their coordinates from the national rail company; the same 
> one
> I'd use to book tickets online and check prices.  The format of the 
> database
> required a little work, but I was able to convert it into a format 
> suitable
> for loadstone.
>
> Because there are over 2,400, I use Loadstone's checkpoint feature to 
> "mark"
> each station on a given journey, which cuts away the announcements of all
> the other stations in the database to just those I want.
>
> There is no such online listing for UK bus stops, and I would think they
> should be done by region rather than nationally, but it's not too much 
> work
> to do them if they're travelled regularly.
>
> Sean.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Dale Leavens
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010. 05:03 PM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate
> Loadstone
>
> Sean,
>
> Would you please expand on how you use Loadstone on public transportation?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> If I was Han Solo I'd probably pet my wookie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sean Randall" <seanr at randylaptop.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 11:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate
> Loadstone
>
>
>> Dale,
>>
>> I think with the current version of Loadstone you do have to download
>> them to your computer and send them to the phone.
>>
>> Personally I've not used Loadstone for walking routes, but I find it
>> invaluable for trains and public transport.
>>
>> Sean.
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Dale Leavens
>> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010. 04:04 PM
>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>> Subject: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate
>> Loadstone
>>
>>
>> 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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