For GPS UsersWe plan incrementally to add useful links and data for GPS users here.
As an example, the
data held by somewherenear must be useful as sets of data points for someone who wants to navigate
their way around pubs, curry houses, restaurants and all the other things we've got in the database.
At the moment there isn't a general interface to query the datasets held (there are many other calls
on our time), but to start with here is an experimental waypoint generator for the
curry house information. It's supposed to generate something suitable for use as a Garmin
We'd really like to add an interface so that other datasets can easily be uploaded into the search engine too. Exactly how to do that hasn't been thought through well enough yet, but here is the thinking so far:
If anyone wants to supply some test lists of data (hopefully useful ones!) then a start can be made on the upload process. Nothing has been written to do that, but odd half-hours are available in the evenings to have a play and start refining the process.
That sounds a bit half-baked. It is. There must be clever things that can be done with this, but the thinking has
only just been started.
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