To plot a place on Google Maps, we must first
Geocode the place.
Geocoding, is the process of adding Latitude and Longitude to each place.
Augean uses information returned from FamilySearch for geocoding.
Everytime FamilySearch provided the latitude or longitude for a place, Augean will
store the information in a cache.
The Column GeoCodes shows if a person has geocode information
The GeoCode information for each person (Click on the image to enlarge)
In this example, Lizzie White has a geocoded place.
However, Thomas White has no geocode places.
To add a geocoded place to Thomas White, first edit Thomas White
Adding GeoCode information for Birth
and select the check place button,
FamilySearch returns with a list of suggested geocoded places
FamilySearch returns a list of geocoded placed (Click on the image to enlarge) Select the best match using
Hooray, Thomas White now has a geocoded place.
Thomas can be plotted on GoogleMaps
The GeoCode information added for Thomas White(1898) (Click on the image to enlarge)
Create the interactive Google Maps using
Select the persons to include on the map
Enter a search filter, For example "Sitch" to include all the people with a surname of "Sitch"
Include all places for each person, or just the first place (which is usually the BirthPlace)
Build the map using
Selecting the folks for building the Google Map
The map is interactive, Double Click on a marker to view/edit the person for the place.