Place database used by Gramps
If you want to use your own database, you don't care about the license to use, but what about when you re-use an existing database?
To create our place database
Why not create our own place database?
Users sharing place information. It is possible on Gramps 3.0.1 and later:
- Go on place View
- Edit menu -> Column editor
- Check Place Name, Zip, City, County, Country, Latitude, Longitude, Church Parish columns
- go to menu Family Trees ->Export View...
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To use existing place structure and data into Gramps
To re-use your data stored in a flat database
- Data to gramps XML
Having a place database (txt, csv, xml, bd etc ...) which could be used on open-sources projects (license)
Either to import data into gnumeric (save data on XML gnumeric), see XML to gramps XML, or:
- to assign one format per column (font size="8" for the first column, font size="10" for the second, etc ...)
- to order by name
- to create a new column (1 on the first line, 2 on the second, 3 on the third) then to use automatic filing from the first line to the last one with data.
- to save on XHTML
- On this new XHTML file, to work with "replace" function into your text editor (or grep, sed, awk)
- Generate a simple place table into gramps (with or without handle references)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE database PUBLIC "-//Gramps//DTD Gramps XML 1.7.1//EN" "http://gramps-project.org/xml/1.7.1/grampsxml.dtd"> <database xmlns="http://gramps-project.org/xml/1.7.1/"> <places> <placeobj id="P0001" type="City"> <ptitle>A, B</ptitle> <pname value="A, B"/> <coord long="-81.2636738" lat="28.9005446"/> <placeref hlink="_c96587264d513cb56c90efab74d"/> # if need </placeobj> <placeobj handle="_c96587264d513cb56c90efab74d" id="P0099" type="country"> # if need ref. <ptitle>B</ptitle> <pname value="B"/> </placeobj> </places> </database>
- XML to gramps XML
ex: if you don't use autofiling for number, (<xsl:number value="postion()" format="1."/>) generates ordered id for your place object.
- Gramps csv
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- Addon:Place completion tool brings the places in your Gramps database in accordance with the Gramps requirements: batch add country, county; look-up latitude-longitude; set description (title); ...
DO NOT BETA TEST WITH YOUR RESEARCH DATA.
EXPORT DATA FIRST TO HAVE A BACKUP, THEN RUN THE TOOL
- Extract Place Data from a Place Title... was formerly a built-in Family Tree Processing tool. It was rebuilt as a third-party plugin after the 4.2.8 version Gramps. It attempts to extract city and state/province from a place title.
Parsing support is limited
ONLY for United States of America, Canada, France, Sweden.