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Version 4.0.0.0-beta9

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Released: Jun 10, 2014
Updated: Jun 12, 2014 by Levva
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Release Notes

This major release introduces a significant new feature the ability to search the UK Ordnance Survey 50k Gazetteer for small placenames that often don't appear on a modern Google Map. This means significant numbers of locations that were previously not found by Google Geocoding will now be found by using OS Geocoding.

In addition I've added support for loading the Scottish 1930 Parish boundary maps, whilst slightly different from the parish boundaries in use in the 1800s that are familiar to family historians most rural areas have almost the same if not identical boundaries in the 1800s as is in the 1930s Parish boundary set. The major variances in in the cities where several smaller parishes are amalgamated into one large parish ie: Glasgow has one large city centre parish rather than several smaller ones.

Being able to see your Scottish Ancestor's Locations plotted on a map complete with parish boundaries makes it easier to see how close they were to other neighbouring parishes.

NB. To use this feature you need the separate https://ftanalyzer.codeplex.com/releases/view/115135Scottish Parish Boundary file/url. Simply download it and unzip it into the folder you selected from the Tools | Mapping Options form.

New Features
Scottish 1930 Parish Boundary maps are now supported
OS Open Data 50k Gazetteer can now be used to lookup placenames
Added support for various countries regions to be recognised - initially this is UK, US, Canada, Australia

Updates
Colour BMD report now has adjusted tooltips for over 90s
Locations sorting is now house number agnostic

Bug Fixes
Updated Fact Report to correct count of distinct individuals

Changes since beta 1
Consistency tweaks in OS geocoding text
Add version string to database export filename
Added reverse geocoding option to main form
Updated text to show numbers needing reverse geocoding

Changes since beta 2
Added Regions recognition
Added regions and alternate spellings recognitions for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, UK Islands, USA, Canada, Australia
Locations tab Treeview and other sub tabs now display in bold recognised regions. This should help users tidy up regions

Changes since beta 3
Fix count in OS Georeference including unknown location
Recent Files menu now greyed out if no recent files
Added Canadian Province Postal code support
Added LG1974 Scottish Regions
Added validation for factlocationfixes
Added Irish Regions
Lots of tweaks to tidy up preferred region names to make them consistent between regions and fact location fixes
Fix location numerics to calculate on load speeding up OS Gazetteer

Changes since beta 4
Add KnownRegion to FactLocation
Add null protection to treeview image nodes
Failed OS matches generate a test gedcom
New database connection checks if program path exists
Moved modern county codes to Region class
Prevented opening a new file during loading
If location isn't in database add it!!

Changes since beta 5
Speed up loading Geo Locations
Tweaked OS Geocodes fixed bug where some subregions werent matching
Clarified a reverse lookup count issue
Added New Zealand region support

Changes since beta 6
Speeded up OS Geocoding
List failed matches with no county to mock GEDCOM
Write mock GEDCOM only if beta version
Add mappings for historic to new regions
Fix null pointer for Reset partials
Added Support for Custom tag Military Service
Lots of tweaks to conversions historic to modern

Changes Since beta 7
Reverse Google Lookups now use index to see if it already knows location (speeds up reverse lookups when multiple places in same OS square)
World Wars results can now be limited to just those men with known military facts
Add Random Surname Census Search to Census Tab
Refactored Regions to County mappings historic to modern to use classes rather than strings
All historic and 1974 regions now map to modern county codes as used in OS Gazetteer

Changes since beta 8
Geocoding stats now have variable titles
Add OS Fuzzy search - this matches approximate sounding place, parish, county, county against the gazetteer.
Census refs visible on source facts report
OS Geocoding sets found location and type based on what was found
Strip bracketed comments from parish names - these parishes would have failed direct matches

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