I think I follow. Sound to me to be practical goals.
For me to better grasp the basics I need to be able to see the results of my attempts at generating files. As it is I sorta feel as though I am bowling through a curtain.
I am hopeful I can get a much needed jumpstart on the subject in general using my Droid Razr. Please see the new thread "Need Help Re. Custom Maps for Android Phones"