Can we get an interaction with Google map?
Those of us who do genealogical research have understood that we all have some kind of relationship to each other, but not everyone is familiar with a person's local history.
When we work with sources related to local knowledge about place of birth, baptism, death and burial, it is actually very rare that the standard place name matches the actual place, parish, municipality that we want to create.
My idea is to use the pin that google map has integrated into its system when the vital place name is determined. Such a method can also link historical images of places, houses etc as it is not so natural to have such images linked to a single person or family as the connection to the place has changed over time.
Perhaps the method can also suggest a change of the default place name, since the latitude and longitude are automatically in the google needle.
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Fascinating idea. This would be a great way to add additional information when the user entered place name is more precise than the standards database will ever be.
While reading your post, it occurred to me that this is actually something we can do now by adding a Google Maps link as a source for a place.
For example, I lived in Columbia, Missouri for a few years. I could add that as a residence with the full address like this, create a source that included the URL of the location from Google Maps, and tag the source:
Clicking on the link takes you right to the place on Google Maps with all the features there such as street view immediately available as well as any photos associated with the place.
This really makes the ability to tag sources to Other Information a valuable new addition to the details page.0