[Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate Loadstone

Jeff Kenyon jkenyon7 at rochester.rr.com
Mon May 10 11:25:20 BST 2010


I also tried to get points for my area in NY from point share and it was 
rather sparse there as well.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Randall" <seanr at randylaptop.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate 
Loadstone


> Monty,
>
> I used the point share exchange to get data near my location and not one 
> of
> the 3 train stations nearby ended up in the database. They were all to 
> hand
> on the web so it wasn't a difficult matter to import them.
>
> I admit I didn't spend much time with it, but should probably revisit for
> more comprehensive information.
>
> Sean.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of
> monty at loadstone-gps.com
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010. 06:53 PM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Looking for guidence to learn and evaluate
> Loadstone
>
> It always baffles me when I read misinformation on this list!  UK bus 
> stops,
> train stations, ferry ports and taxi ranks have all been available for a
> number of years.  Train stations since 2004 (when I created them) and the
> other transport points for the past 2.5 years!
>
> If people would only use the Point Share Exchange, or read the archives!
>
> Monty
>
> On Sun, 9 May 2010, Sean Randall wrote:
>
>> 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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