[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Latitude and longitude in gedcom output

DAP dproper at charter.net
Wed Feb 4 13:25:49 PST 2015

I can concur that latitude and longitude are handled properly in Gedcom output. Currently I am using The Master Genealogist (but considering going to Gramps as TMG is now unsupported!) and with it I created a tag called "birth location" with field for lat/long. Then I create a standard Gedcom file which I import into GedView on my iPad. For instance for my wife's German grandfather I have a regular birth entry:
Julius Pletzke b. 03 Nov 1877 Domanikow,Kolo,Wielkopolskie,German Empire (Poland)

In GedView this is followed by my custom "birth location" entry. So now when discussing family history with relatives, I can pull up old Julius and tap on the field "52.234371,19.051187" and show them the exact location via a satellite image. People really seem to appreciate this even if Domanikow has vanished as a village and is now a cluster of modern farm building!

I use the method that Peter does to get the latitude and longitude via Google.

Dave Proper

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:16:08 -0500
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> From my experience, Gedcoms exported from Gramps do display the
latitude and longitude. I try to keep an updated Gedcom on my Android
phone in the "Family Bee" app and the coordinates are always listed
there accurately (though not clickable, but that's the fault of the
Family Bee app).

> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Gary Warner <garyw555 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter,
> 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
> gedcom.
> Gary

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