[Loadstone] Point Share

rj rjonav at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 16 08:42:50 BST 2012

Hi list, Kit,

I was also thinking that the simplest way to get rid of the unwanted
poi's is to delete them from the file the poi share server produces.
But I think the Amsterdam area contained some 14.000 poi's,  so we need
a script to delete the unwanted ones.
Every poi seems to be on a new line so a script that searches for a user
definable string (i.e. recycling, playground) and if found removes the
line would probably do the job. 

What scripting language are we going to use? Python? It must be platform

----- Original Message ----- 
From: 	Kit <goldeneagle74 at gmail.com>
Reply-to: 	loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
To: 	loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: 	Re: [Loadstone] Point Share
Date: 	07/16/2012 03:05:43 AM

I personally find that having to many points in LS is very confusing.
Only important points will be good. so, from database, get it into text
and then remove all points of no interest and then import back.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rj" <rjonav at xs4all.nl>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Point Share

Hi List, Shawn,

I have downloaded the  osm poi's from the Loadstone point share site and
the site works very nice.

I have imported them into my phone. The osm intersections for the
netherlands were already there.

In using I ran into the problem that all recycling containers,
wastebaskets artworks playground and so on are mapped.

So I often ended up between a nameless wastebasket, recycling, drinking
water, artwork or playground. And as they are everywhere they dont give
you any clue to where you are.
The result is it often doesn't tell you anymore that you are i.e. at
intersection "Dam X Rokin" but that you are at wastebasket because that
thing is closer to you.

So it is essential to be able to select the kind of poi's you want to
I think I would first try only the bus and tram stops, supermakert and
cafe/restaurants to see how that works.

I hope you can add this functionality to the poi share site.
 I myself am still strugling with Osmosis and Postgresql trying to
understand how to do this job on an .osm file.


Shawn Kirkpatrick
<shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
[Loadstone] Point Share
06/22/2012 01:06:42 AM

Hello list.
I wanted to let you all know about updates that have been made to the
Loadstone point share database. The point share was recently moved to a
server and with this move came a few upgrades. The two major upgrades
the get points by civic location function should now work propperly.
Previously there were problems with this in some browsers but hopefully
these have now been fixed. This function will also now work in browsers
do not support javascript or have javascript disabled.
The other major upgrade is we now can include openstreetmap data in the
point share database. We have a local mirror of the entire
database so this data can be selected as a source when exporting. When
exporting data there's now an option to select the data source. This can
point share and openstreetmap (the default), point share only, or
openstreetmap only. This means that you do not need to download data
openstreetmap and use any tools to convert to loadstone format.
At the moment the openstreetmap data only includes points of interest
street intersections are not included. Intersections will be included
when I
figure out how to make the database calculate these. If anybody has any
information on how to do this let me know.
There have also been minor tweaks to the user interface to hopefully
things a bit more user-friendly.
The point share system is still being worked on so feal free to report
problems you may experience or any suggestions about how things can be

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