"Geographical distinctions that differ from political and ecclesiastical jurisdictions are rarely meaningful. In fact, the only time I could think of using a geographical township (i.e., Township/Range) would be in reference to the location of a homestead or for unnamed townships with no political authority, but those are for historical places. Other than these cases, I think the only thing required on the geographical front would be GPS coordinates."
Marco Just a couple of thoughts
1- On Township/Range --- I have no choice but to use them –I have gathered literally thousands of United States Census records that list the “Place” as a Township/Range. I realize they are “Historical Places”, but I “have” to use them. The fact that they don’t “Resolve” doesn’t give me the “authority” to make up a new name just to make them resolve
2- The problem with GPS Coordinates is that they are technically pinpoints on the earth [and with enough accuracy can be made into pinpoints]. And most [if not all] of the places I have in my data base are not pinpoints
A - A “perfect” township is a six by six mile square on the earth. And I can’t identify that six mile by six mile square with a GPS Pinpoint
B – The city of London also makes up a large Geographical area and it also can’t be represented by a GPS Pinpoint.
C – Arlington National Cemetery also takes up a large geographical area and can’t be represented by a GPS Pinpoint