[tabi] Re: to all GPS users

  • From: "Charles Atkins" <catkins@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:30:31 -0400


which one of those would be the most economically sound investment you've found?



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:47 PM
  Subject: [tabi] to all GPS users

  Hi al,

  I have spent a small amount of time on my project to create gps databases of 
Tallahassee locations.  I didn't spend much because I didn't hear back from any 
GPS owner except Robert, even though I know several people who own them.

  In any case, what I've turned up in my brief search is a GPS database of the 
FSU campus, it's buildings, with each entrance indicated separately, it's bus 
stops (and the routes indicated which make use of that stop), and the 
businesses located in and around campus.  Also, the C.K. Steel plaza and it's 
various gates is listed in this database.

  I've found a separate database of all the street intersections in and around 
Leon County.  I'm not sure how useful this one will be, as I'd expect any GPS 
nav system (other than Loadstone) to be able to tell you this information from 
it's map data.

  Unfortunately, I didn't turn up any city bus data, and didn't get any 
response from the StarMetro email address I had when I wrote them and asked 
about it. I was wondering if TCB or NFB had someone who interfaced with 
StarMetro, and if so, would you be willing to ask them about route and stop GPS 

  I also have access to a huge database of points of interest, broken down by 
category, if there's something in particular (such as ATM locations for 
instance), that people would feel to be particularly useful.  I'd have to write 
a program to create such a list, but I'd be willing to upon request.

  so, I'll ask once again, any GPS users out there interested in what I've 
found, or even better, interested in mapping bus stops or other places you go 
and sending me the coordinants?  How about the O&M instructors at the 
lighthouse or DBS, would you be willing to take the GPS units along on lessons 
and send me the resulting points you've marked?

  I'd like to be able to compile these into formats loadable by whatever 
systems we have here in town, and put them on the TABI resource page for 

  so, please let me hear from you, what type of system you use, and whether you 
want anything I've mentioned or would be willing to contribute points.




  Chip Orange
  Database Administrator
  Florida Public Service Commission

  (850) 413-6314

   (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

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