New Mapping Feature
Version 3 introduces a new mapping feature that allows you to see your ancestors plotted on a modern Google Map.
This works by searching Google Maps for the locations in your GEDCOM and storing the results. This process is known as Geocoding. The program can then plot those results on various types of map.
In v188.8.131.52 there is one initial Timeline map showing where everyone in your file was in a particular year.
New Features since v184.108.40.206
Added Geocoding of locations in file from Google Maps. This new form is also the report showing the list of locations and how they were geocoded.
Added display of individuals on Google Map as a Timeline view
What's New menu links to What's New page on website.
Map Locations can be edited by the user if the Google Geocoding wasn't correct.
Locations now shows Lat/Long/Geocoded status, Google results, and status icon
Locations treeview now has icons to show geocoding status
Ancestry.co* merge data for censuses now parsed on loading
Dataerror check box status remembered between sessions
Added option to search again for not found items
Added web proxy detection if behind a proxy serverMap refreshes on pan and year change
Map Individuals list now has double click to see facts for person
Added filters to Geolocations form
Added extra birth fact to individual if fact has age but no birth date recorded
Census form (for census and Lost cousins) is now fully sortable
If too many Google Queries then stop processing
Now defaults to UK Google geocoding
If a location isn't geocoded instead of ignoring it on timeline try at next level.
Geocoding respects bounding boxes of countries to avoid a similarly named place in a different country getting picked up.
Added Save and reset map buttons
Sort order preserved on refreshing edited locations
Add tooltip to tell user how to edit location on GeoLocations form
Change Edit Location to place pointer using right mouse click
Added playback option and associated play/stop buttons.
Button selected highlight added to pointer button
Added Option to lock zoom level
Solo person shown with Google teardrop
Clusterer added - this means as you zoom out data is clustered together as you zoom in you see the individual dots. The selection tool allows you to select an icon and view everyone where that is their best location in that year.
Timeline map ignores those born more than 110 years at timeline date.
Add option to display all locations
Timeline step change is 5 if range is 150 years or less
Implemented fact date limits in timeline
Added map scalebar to timeline map
Added 1940 US Census button to form
Form now displays count by country and year as per Lost Cousins website
Count also now shows number of people you have a census for but no Lost Cousins fact
Lost Cousins buttons wasn't respecting country chosen
Show Lost Cousins facts after death as a data error
Lost Cousins report displays the census reference info if it is found in a source
Colour census death now uses ends before
IsMarried now uses starts before
Fix bug with locations not opening for places tab
Fix bug with locations for less detailed levels not showing if on more detailed tab
Fixed Google Maps button not showing map
Bing & GoogleMaps now don't bother geo-coding if it already has the location geocoded
Image in treeview doesn't change when selected
Fix tooltip zoom icon tooltip text
Fixed bugs with Census & Lost Cousins forms headings
Fixed Census & Lost Cousins forms ignoring census records for people with no parents