[gps-talkusers] Re: loadstone gps

Great suggestion Martin, we will add this feature to our feature request
list.

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[mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Martin Courcelles
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:04 AM
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Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: loadstone gps

That's pretty cool Josh.  Wish I had the time to tinker like that.  
Seems the more technology is progressing, the more options people with 
disabilities have.  I hope that the disability market will start 
changing with the times as well.  It's nice to have options, isn't it?

I used my sendero this weekend to find two different places and it seems 
that I'm getting used to how it presents its locations.  I was dead on 
both times. 
I'm still tinkering with how to carry my PK in my fanny pack while 
having none of the keys bumped.  I found a tin candy container which 
fits nicely around the speaker and it holds the fanny pack material away 
from the keyboard.  Seems to be working fairly well.
I do find it a tadd annoying for the system to repeat that the keyboard 
is locked every time a key is pressed.  It would be nice to be able to 
silence that warning completely. 
Cheers,
Martin

Josh wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> Some things worth noting about loadstone...
> first. by obtaining and using tools from www.rmpro-hosting.com/ls/ 
> <http://www.rmpro-hosting.com/ls/> www.loadstone-gps.pl/groute 
> <http://www.loadstone-gps.pl/groute> along with a database importer 
> and command line open street maps converter for loadstone that run on 
> a windows pc or windows virtual machine under apple, it is possible 
> for loadstone to be almost every bit as powerful as braillenote gps by 
> sendero minus a few tiny details. Example, I can use groute to plan a 
> walking route from my house to a restaurant in my city and back before 
> I leave. put the routes into my phone, then have the rooutes available 
> to me when I want to load them up and use them. groute also gives me 
> all the points of interest sendero does. the way I do it is, routes go 
> in checkpoints files..I use them with the street map databases to get 
> directions to where I want to go. I have a separate database or two 
> for points of interest. So if I want to know about points of interest 
> like restaurants and stuff I just load the points of interest database 
> and do an area view search to have a look around while in navigation 
> mode. In edition, loadstone also has an exploration mode. I've also 
> been able to cut corners with price on phones etcetera and managed to 
> set up my loadstone system for about $270 or so. I personally am very 
> happy with it using my holux m1000 bluetooth gps receiver.
>  
> Josh
>  
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