Thank you for commenting, I've deleted some of them as they seem to be written out of frustration and they don't help us resolve the problem you are having.
I understand that you have deleted the email correspondance, I would like to personally send you a private email to try and investigate the problems you were having.
I can see that you have a lot of knowledge on how everything is done behind the scenes for programmers, I assume you also understand that without reproducing the problem it will be really hard for us to try and resolve this matter. Therefore I'm asking you the questions in order to identify how can we try to reproduce this and what does it relate to.
If I want to find a place on Maps, I have to use a placename that google can find. But I would like to use the old placenames, because it is historic data I use in my family tree. Todays placenames can be spelled different, the old watermill does not exist anymore, the old quarters is gone, the old village farm has been developed into a part of the city, there is several places with the same name, and so on.
Sometimes i get prompted for mapreferences, Is it posible to seek the mapreferences by seeking by todays placename, because it is a tiresome job, to move a pin to another location on the map, and sometimes it does not stick, when you would see it next time. Another way is to attach a hidden field, where today placename can be entered, and then used to find the place on the map. Or the hidden field automatic get the contend from the family tree, and just have to be edited untill the right place is found. But for those who have to map a place in the Pacific, there is still the need for mapreferences.
Its Really a simple task - If you read my suggetion carefully, I have suggested solutions to the problem.
1. All places is in a list of places. The unique place from the family tree, could have a second field, used to search in google maps, from the beginning both fields will have the same contend, and if a wrong place is found, you alter the contend of the second field to a place google can find.
2. A simpler way, is to have a way to search the map reference number and attach it, to the list of places, as you may do allready, when then pin is moved to an alternative position. It would just be nicer if the map reference (GPS grid cooordinates) were to be seen, (if it is used).
The way to alter is already present, when a place is marked and choosen, a window with choices are shown, it is just that window, that have the extra choices added. So instead of making the change to the Family Tree, the change is only to a second field and/or the GPS coordinates. And thereby it is posible to have the historic placenames in the Family Tree.
Anyone who coped with the release of FTB V7 may find it interesting. It's a bit technical, but not too bad.
I laughed when I read the phrase, "Move fast and break things" (bottom of the first essay).
When I was doing software testing, the IT manager told me that my job was, in part, to "Click on everything and see what happens". The lead programmer said, "I want you to break things. There is nothing that is idiot-proof to a really determined idiot. I want you to be that guy."
That's why I've been such a pain to the support dept. here at MyHeritage. I'm trained to be a really determined idiot.
Does this update also fix the totally unneeded automatic upgrade check? I am seriously annoyed by this - like many many others on the forum. Listen to your PAYING customers or face the consequences. There are many other nice geneological apps out there..
I would like to create my family tree in the Ancestor Fan Chart, but it shows only a portion of the entire family (over 300 people). I would like to use the Fan Chart appearance, but with the complete line like in All-in-One chart (which shows like everybody).
Can this be done, or do I have to use All-in-One chart only to display my entire family? THX Jan