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From: Michael Erichsen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Master Place List Corrections
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 23:49:57 +0100
John Cardinal wrote:
> Michael Erichsen wrote:
>> I am very pleased with the SS map feature and the ways to tailor maps.
> I am glad to hear that. It seems to be a popular feature.
>> So I wrote a small program (in Java) to run through a place
>> report and ask Google for LatLong for each place. This was easy.
>> I had hoped that I could then read the place file and update
>> the records one by one, only to find out that the data is split across a
>> number of files and not as readily accessed using the FoxPro ODBC
>> interface as I had hoped.
>> But then again. Doing it by hand is probably also a good way
>> to clean my data...
> As far as I know, that's the only way to get LatLong into your data.
> Did you know that SS includes a "Map Links" feature as part of the Place
> Index? It will add a Google (or other mapping service) link to all the
> places in the place index. Clicking the link opens a page hosted by the
> mapping service with the query field set to the location. It's not the same
> as hand-tailoring your own map with genealogical contents (event details),
> but it will show the location and doesn't require LatLong. On the other
> hand, without LatLong, some links won't open the correct location on the
> mapping service site.
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Yes, I am using both at www.myerichsen.net for different purposes.
Thanks for the support and the responses,