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Overview

The Places Section includes properties related to places.

Gedcom Publisher loads location data, including up to nine locations per event, into place records. Each location may include a full or partial address, location coordinates, a note, and one or more exhibits. Location data is usually supplied via GEDCOM's PLAC and ADDR records, but may also be supplied by custom GEDCOM records.

To include location data in the book, Gedcom Publisher uses the [L] variable. The [L] variable accepts an I (index) parameter to select one of the place records. If no index parameter is supplied, i.e., [L], the variable refers to place number 1 by default. Place number 1 typically holds the GEDCOM PLAC record for the event. To specify one of the other records, include I and the place number in the variable reference, i.e., [L:I2] to reference place number 2. Place number 2 typically holds the GEDCOM ADDR record for the event.

When a note or one or more exhibits are attached to a place, Gedcom Publisher will create a place information page for that place. Place information links appear as small icons following the place text in the output.

Example Output

The following example shows a place with a place information link (the blue circle with the white "+" for "more information").

screenshot of place with place links

Place Information Pages

Make Place Information Pages

If Make Place Information Pages is checked, which is the default, Gedcom Publisher will make place information pages for places that have a note or one or more exhibits. Each reference to the place will include a link to the place information page.

The Place Information page shows the latitude / longitude coordinates, the place note, and exhibits attached to the place.

Lat/Long Position

Place Information pages include latitude / longitude (LatLong) coordinates if those coordinates are present in the GEDCOM data. If Lat/Long Position is set to Top, the coordinates are shown near the top of the place information page before the other information. If Lat/Long Position is set to Bottom, the coordinates are shown at the bottom of the page after the other information.

Note Position

Place Information pages include the note text associated with a place if that data exists in the GEDCOM data. If Note Position is set to Above exhibits, the note is inserted above the exhibits, if any. If Note Position is set to Next to exhibits, the note will appear to the side of the exhibits, if any. If Note Position is set to Below exhibits, the note is inserted below the exhibits, if any.

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