[Loadstone] have finally gotten to download some osm stuff but have questions/critisisms

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Mon May 31 10:19:20 BST 2010

If you want Loadstone to produce comprehensive results the points in your 
database should be seperated by at least the inaccuracy distance of an 
average GPS receiver. OSM maintains a database for rendering a visual map 
and does not follow this principle. The OSM converter removes close points 
with the same name to correct this, so instead of 4 MacDonalds (at the four 
corners) you only get one MacDonalds.

At 30-5-2010, you wrote:
>Greetings everyone, how are you all doing?  I finally have had the 
>opportunity to download some .osm files and convert them.  Here is my 
>criticism with that.  I've requested that POIs be included with the 
>conversion, and it indicated that it found 2500 POIs and has removed 1130 
>in the immediate area of interest.  I want as many POIs included as 
>possible, and that is why I have checked the box.  Anything I am missing?
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