[Loadstone] Why loadstone doesn't consider ways?
wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Tue Sep 21 18:23:19 BST 2010
To avoid conflicting interpretations, let me state: loadstone is a great
Nevertheless my current tests for routes in dense areas in the city with
much ways and at places, where a route can turn around and go parallel
to another part of the same route for longer distances.
If that's the case and the route file does not contain intermediate
points, loadstone fails at navigating along the route.
Navit, a free (car+) navigation software and most commercial software(?)
takes more effort on tracking the gps signals, interpreting it more
sophisticated. It interpolates small differences, stores the last
direction interpreted as secure due to measured speed and so on.
Neccessary to do that is to store the ways itself in the map data, no
point cloudes like loadstone uses.
I would like to know why loadstone goes the simple dotted way instead of
the lined one.
Is it the limited ressources availlable at most mobile phones?
Is it, because nobody thought about it when loadstone development started?
Is it, because nobody imagined complete map data like openstreetmap to
I ask this question because I wonder, why there are more free navigation
systems going the same way as loadstone.
I interpret the results of my test, that the other way around could
provide more precision to navigation tasks without the need of highly
sophisticated hardware like DGPS or other additional stuff.
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