Is there a way of setting map coordinates for historic placenames?

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I haven't had a lot of time to play with the Wikitree+ map.

I looked at it today as the link from Category: Migrants from Prussia to South Australia.

I noticed a large bank of birthplace dots to the west of Berlin. That seems to be the stack of people born in Prussia when the system couldn't find the finer-level location names.

One of the people I looked at was born in "Klemzig, Züllichau-Schwiebus, Brandenburg, Prussia" which is the right form for that place (now Klępsk in Poland) according to the popup list when editing the birth place on a profile.

My question is whether there is a way to identify that historic place name to either "Klępsk, Poland" or "52°6′N 15°43′E" so that the vector starts in western Poland rather than central Germany?

Thanks. This looks like a great tool when I work out how to use it better.

Scott

in WikiTree Tech by Scott Davis G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)
edited by Scott Davis
Maybe better to use the wikitree plus tag instead of wikitree itself; Wikitree+ is outside of WikiTree
Fixed - I had type "wikitree+" and not noticed the '+' was removed and I needed "wikitree_plus". Thanks.

1 Answer

+3 votes

There is an App being made at this moment to improve locations for text based places. I hope the maker will contact you as I do not see it on the App page at this moment.

For WikiTree+ it is best to ask the maker of that App directly (Add Ales as a tag to your question).

edit typo

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (225k points)
edited by Michel Vorenhout

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