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mapping geocode places place details

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#1 Vyger


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:39 AM

Everyone should know my desire for accurate Place notation and geocoding but with Ancestry sync on the horizon, I really do fear for all those Place style variations which exist through personal user preferences.


I really would like to reaffirm my belief that the Standardized Place Name (Normalized) should be the field shared online and through gedcom export, where it is populated. I also must be one of the few to use County Check Explorer and I believe if CCE populated the Standardized Place Name rather than the user preferred field then again data would take a step towards more standardization and conciseness.


One Wish would be a view (maybe like People View) which displays the three place fields with an indication for Geocoding, Notes and Media. If all these fields had filter/sort capabilities then reconciling Places and Place Details towards better quality would be an easier task than at present. 


Presently I use a 4-3-2 approach to Places where the Standardized Place Name is usually 4 components, the Place 3 and the Abbreviated Place 2 components, it would be useful if RM had an option to create those 3 and 2 component fields from the Standardized Place Name.


Either way, I believe (and would hope) that having all 3 Place fields visible would help drive users towards greater accuracy and more standard format of Place recording.


I know there is a possibility of some users seeing these additional fields as some sort of work around possibility so I would hope RM would present some strongly worded warning about manually editing the Standardized Place Name field if this suggestion was adopted.


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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:08 PM

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list.