Our Village Finder database does have a field for longitude/latitude. If
everyone who can will enter the data, it can work. These databases are only
as good as the data entered. It is an extraordinarily time consuming process
for one person to research and enter the data but as a group, we can
acccomplish a lot quickly.
On 3/26/05 2:33 PM, "alex kachmar" <alkachmar@...> wrote:
> Roman - Thats terrific and a good start especially for the Peremysl Eparchy
> where name changes are quite prevalent . From now on I will make sure that
> any of my information includes this as well. And perhaps down the road this
> couldl turn out to be a project if there is sufficient interest.
> Alex k
>> >From: Roman <romanka@...>
>> >Reply-To: Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
>> >To: Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com
>> >Subject: Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] FHL Info
>> >Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 16:51:37 -0500
>> >Hello Alex,
>> >Identifying villages with geographic coordinates is something I have
>> >been doing in my personal data bases for a long time. I have not made
>> >that list available for general use simply because it is not complete.
>> >The idea in itself is great but, unfortunately, it will not fully solve
>> >your problem of identifying the locations that have been filmed since
>> >there are many instances of different villages having the same name. A
>> >list of coordinates associated with LDS microfilm records is way beyond
>> >my reach at this time. However, I am working on such a list for the
>> >Greek-Catholic parishes in the Przemysl eparchy (regardless whether the
>> >record has been microfilmed).
>> >alex kachmar wrote:
>>> > > However this brings up an interesting question. Has any one ever brought
>>> > > the possibility of including in any of the data bases, that have been
>>> > > compiled, the Grid Reference ( ie longitude and latitude) beside the
>>> > > or town name. Then it would be a simple matter of bringing it up on Map
>>> > > Quest or finding it on a paper map for verification. There would be no
>>> > > further confusion about the location regardless of changes in spelling
>>> > > international boundaries over time. Having such a reference would also
>>> > > time and effort for those ordering microfilms and then finding out when
>>> > > arrive that its not the right place. Just a thought.
>>> > >
>>> > > Alex K
>>> > >
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