[Loadstone] suggestion for loadstone tools

JULIE PHILLIPSON jbrew48 at verizon.net
Thu May 27 14:01:25 BST 2010

oh I like this idea it would make things very easy and get everything you 
want in one big step.

Julie Phillipson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh" <jkenn337 at gmail.com>
To: "loadstone list" <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:48 AM
Subject: [Loadstone] suggestion for loadstone tools

> Hi
> I have a suggestion for the loadstone offline tools, and the loadstone 
> command line tools createdby Lex I believe his name is.
> If a programmer out there can make my suggestion a reality it would make 
> it much much easier for newbies to download maps and points of interest 
> for their areas.
> Ok, lets combine the open streetmaps converter, the google route 
> generater, and the command line database importer mklsdb program with a 
> file zip/unzip utility. Let me give you an example of how the  tool would 
> work. You wantt a map and points of interest for a specific address.
> 1. go to the map-maker tool lets call it map-maker for now. It'll be a 
> link, it'll be an offline tool that accesses internet for google route and 
> pois generator and to get the openstreetmap data.
> 2. enter your address, hit next button on website.
> 3. it asks you how big of a radius, lets enter 99km.
> 4. hit next.
> 5. It asks you if you wish to plan a route and or add points of interest 
> from groute, now? yes or no button. hit yes.
> 6. enter starting and ending address. do the route planner in the normal 
> way. then hit next. it asks you if you want to add another route or more 
> points of interest from google route, if you hit yes it'll let you do 
> more, adding separate files and storeing them for zipping, later. you can 
> do as much as you want, adding different addresses, zip codes, points of 
> interest, countries and so on.
> 7. when done, hit finnish.
> 8. now sit back and wait a while. now a download page comes up asking you 
> to download maps.zip. while you wait the tool takes the following actions. 
> it separates the database ffiles and checkpoints files containing any 
> routes you may have fed it, into their own folders in preparation for 
> zipping, later. the wizard also has buttons for adding nokia maps files 
> csv files and stuff for conversion into databases.
> ok so you ggave it all the info you want to. now as you wait the tool 
> separates checkpoints from databases, it takes the databases and imports 
> all of them into binary databases that loadstone can read. now after its 
> done doing that, it takes the maps folder containing both the original 
> text and binary files, unless you told the wizard to delete the text 
> databases, it takes the folder full of all the databases, and the folder 
> full of all your checkpoint route files you entered, and sticks them in a 
> zip file then gives you the download link. to make it even easier to put 
> maps routes and points of interest in your phone, it names the databases 
> folder, and checkpoints folder the correct names so all you do is copy and 
> overwrite the folders already there inside the phone.
> file names:
> this super loadstone tool names files like this. streetmaps are given a 
> name based on the address you entered. it names the files based on the 
> city, if none exists then it uses address line one as the file name. if 
> only a zip is given it uses that like reading.txt or 19988.txt . or 
> reading-pois.txt so you know that file contains points of interest from 
> groute. I am not a programmer, nor do I have the time as I'll be in school 
> very soon. oh and also the wizard lets you combine several databases into 
> one big database before converting to loadstone binary. I think such a 
> tool would greatly simplify streetmap data importing and points of 
> interest gathering. it would make it much simpler.
> Josh
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