[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Naming and positions of the villages

Gary Warner garyw555 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 08:50:57 PST 2015


I ask the following neither to boost or discredit Gramps- I am just 
gathering knowledge.  Does Gramps allow you to enter coordinates for any 
given location?   And does it show you that location on a map that is 
part of Gramps?

Gary Warner

On 2/4/2015 8:15 AM, Peter wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 2:27 AM, juliasgenes <juliasgenes at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Peter, did you ever mention the name of your software?
>> Personally, I always try to keep entries as accurate as I can to the time periods in question. I find it less confusing.
> Julia, I agree with you completely. I have mentioned the software I
> use in the past, but it appeared to stir up some minor controversy
> with those who adamantly use different, closed software.
> Still, I am adamant about the software I use and since you asked, I'm
> happy to mention it again now. I use Gramps:
> https://gramps-project.org -- the date dependent locations and
> hierarchies start with version 4.1 onwards. That feature will be
> further developed in version 4.2 which is due out later this year.
> The reason I like Gramps so much as compared to the other softwares
> available is that it is Open Source. Meaning it is truly "free" in
> every sense of the word. Not only does the full version of the
> software cost nothing monetarily, but the source code and your
> genealogical data kept in the software is also open and free. Closed
> Source software cannot say the same. Gramps runs on Windows, Mac, and
> Linux. It has a thriving development community and like the SGGEE, has
> their own mailing lists for discussing the software, it's uses and
> development.
> For me, one of the biggest advantage of Gramps is that there there is
> no loss of data. Sadly, the GEDCOM standard is lossy, and if you are
> using a closed source software, your data is often held hostage in it.
> With Gramps, none of that is the case -- your data is stored in an
> open format and exports of your data in the Gramps XML format is truly
> lossless.
> Anyway, I could go on, but if you're looking for a way to record your
> genealogical data based on date dependant place hierarchies, Gramps
> (v4.1 or higher) could be for you. Take a look at
> https://gramps-project.org, browse around the site and consider
> downloading the software itself and taking it for a spin. If you have
> any questions, you may also want to think about joining the
> gramps-users mailing list which is very helpful.
> All the best,
> Peter
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