[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Naming and positions of the villages
chamdo4ever at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 09:05:16 PST 2015
On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Gary Warner <garyw555 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
Yes, there is a box to enter latitude and box to enter longitude.
> And does it show you that location on a map that is part
> of Gramps?
It displays the location (once you've entered it) on
http://www.openstreetmap.org -- there may well be a way to customize
which map service it uses, but I've never tried that. It does not use
a map which is part of Gramps itself.
The way I personally enter the latitude/longitude coordinates I
learned form a tip on the Gramps mailing list: I find the precise
location on Google Maps and then get the latitude and longitude
coordinates by right-clicking on Linux (or on Windows -- on Mac it's
ctrl-click) and choosing "What’s Here?" The latitude / longitude
coordinates are displayed in light grey under the place name pop-up in
the top left corner of the map window. I found it easiest to copy both
latitude and longitude and then paste and delete as appropriate in the
boxes in Gramps rather than copy and pasting them separately.
Hope that helps,
> 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
>> 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
>> 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,
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