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

Gary Warner garyw555 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 09:09:24 PST 2015


Thanks.  It will be interesting to see, if I ever get a gedcom file from 
someone who uses Gramps, to see if the coordinates come through in the 


On 2/4/2015 9:05 AM, Peter wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Gary Warner <garyw555 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Peter,
>> 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,
> Peter
>> 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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