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Geography

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To have these views working correctly, you need to have events related to places. These places must have coordinates : latitude and longitude.

If one place has no coordinates, we'll never see it on the map.

here are different ways to add coordinates to places :

  1. Within the menu popup you can link or add one place.
  2. ...

The different views

All known places for one person

This view show all places visited by one person during his life.

This view is not connected to filters. It only depend on the active person and the history.

In the menu popup, you can animate the life way of the current person.

  1. animate : if the active person has several related events, you can see a virtual move between those markers. The move is related to years or distance and can be modified in the person map preferences. If the distance between to markers is greater than a value in tenth of degree, we show moves depending on distance instead of years. In these case, the number of steps between these two markers can be modified. You can modify the animation speed between steps.

All known places for one family

This view show all places visited by all family's members during their life.

This view is not connected to filters. It only depend on the active family and the history.

Have they been able to meet ?

This view is used to show if two persons were able to meet during their life.

You must select one reference person :

  1. In the menu popup : Choose the reference person
  2. In the toolbar

When the reference person is active, you'll see its life way. For each known place with coordinates, you'll see a circle or an ovale depending on the longitude.

The circle radius can be tuned in the configuration view.

Have these two families been able to meet ?

This view is used to show if two families were able to meet during their life.

You must select one reference family :

  1. In the menu popup : Choose the reference family
  2. In the toolbar

All displacements for one person and their descendants

This view is used to show all descendant's life ways.

There are displayed by generation. You can change the delay between the generation display in the view configuration.

This view is not connected to filters. It only depend on the active person and the history.

All places related to events

All known places

Usage

The mouse actions on the map

button 1 ( left button )

You have two usages for the button 1 :

  1. The marker selection.
  2. Valid the region selection

button 2 ( middle button )

The only usage for this button is to select an area on the map.

  1. when pressed : start the region selection
  2. when released, end the region selection.

You must use the button 1 to validate the selected region when finished.

button 3 ( right button )

Only one usage for this button.

  1. show the menu popup.

The mouse over a marker

When the mouse is placed over one marker, we display the place name in the status bar.

The menu popup

From this menu, you have the following functions available for views :

  1. hide or show the crosshair
  2. lock the zoom
  3. change the default map
  4. add a place and link a place at the mouse position
  5. center the map at the mouse position.
  6. change the map provider

Click on a marker

We have two cases :

  1. events : For each event, we can edit this event or center the map on this place.
  2. places : For each place, we can edit this place or center the map on this place.

When centering the map, the zoom used is defined in the geography preferences.

We may have several markers in the click area depending on the zoom. In this case, We show for each marker all related events and/or places. We obtain a mix between the two cases described above.

Adding or Linking to a place

When you add a place or try to link a place to the position of the mouse, you'll get a place selection in a region. You'll see on the map a circle in which you may choose markers place names. You can adjust the circle size with the cursor. Depending on the diameter of this circle, a list is created. If the place has already some filled fields, you'll see these values in a green color row. If you agree, you double click on this row. if you don't agree, you can choose another row.

Gramps Integration

If you need more information on geography integration in gramps. GEPS 025: Geography