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View does not display places without coordinates
Ancestors Map is an interactive Geography category view addon that overlays pins for certain known Places on downloaded Map tiles.
There are 4 pin types:
Still looking for correct pins. The maps uses left-handed versions of the normally right-handed magnifying glass.
Right-click on a map pin to reveal a pop-up menu listing the Events & People at that Place.
Places of Ancestor Events that do not appear as pins on the map are probably missing the correct GPS longitude and/or longitude. Determining which Places are missing and need correction can be finicky work. This is most easily done with custom filters... but it takes multiple stages.
The objective is to find the Places of Events of Ancestors of the Home Person. That's 4 stages of filtering.
You can set up a multi-stage of filter that show only Places for Ancestors & configure the Places Category view to show the Longitude & Latitude columns. This will tell you how many of Ancestor related Places will be omitted from being plotted on the map.
For this multi-stage custom filter, create the following Cascade of custom filters:
- Create a Person custom Filter "ActivePerson" using the "Active Person" add-on rule has many more uses.
New incredibly useful add-on Person General Rule. It replaces PersonID based rules and makes Custom Filters MUCH more dynamic. Thanks Paul!
- Person custom Filter "ActiveAncestors" using Ancestral filter "Ancestors of <filter> match"; filter=ActivePerson
You might add a 2nd rule to include the Active Person and then select the "At least one rule must apply" option. Otherwise, the Events & Places of the Active Person might be omitted
- Events custom Filter "ActiveAncestorEvents" using Events General filter "Events of persons matching the <person filter>"; person filter=ActiveAncestors
- Places custom Filter "ActiveAncestorEventPlaces" using Places General filter "Places of events matching the <event filter>"; event filter=ActiveAncestorEvents
You could have started with a Person custom filter using the built-in Default Person General rule. That would directly correspond to this Geography view mode. But a custom Filter called using the "Active Person" add-on Person General rule is much more flexible.
Download and use the incredibly useful add-on Person General Rule created in early 2020. It replaces the awkward PersonID based rules and makes Custom Filters MUCH more dynamic. Thanks Paul!
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