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FTM 2012 finds places on map but still unresolved

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Re: FTM 2012 finds places on map but still unresolved

Posted: 26 Oct 2012 9:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Johndd189 comment

“There are names of places that are not in the FTM Place Name Authority Index of Places

One workaround is to in this example

Place: New South Wales, Australia

Description: Campsie

This will be resolved by FTM”



The above does not resolve “Camsie”

What it does is move “Camsie” to the description field

Then it resolves “New South Wales, Australia”

The reason it resolves “New South Wales, Australia” is that “New South Wales, Australia” is in the FTM 2012 Place data base

Camsie, New South Wales, Australia is not in the FTM 2012 data base therefore the system cannot resolve it [as stated in the comment by Johndd189]

In many cases even though the system cannot resolve a place it still has the capability to find the place on the map and point to it

Another type of workaround is to

1- Put Camsie, New South Wales, Australia in the place field
2- Go to some other place where you can find the coordinates of Camsie, New South Wales, Australia, e.g., Wikipedia
4- Enter the coordinates in the coordinate field
5-Let the system find the place on the map
6- If when you hover over the pin and it does not say “Camsie, New South Wales, Australia”, then resolve the place [but don’t remove the coordinates] and after you are done resolving the place go back and type “Camsie, New South Wales, Australia” in the place field

Note: This will NOT resolve “Camsie, New South Wales, Australia”, but your map will point to the correct place and your place name will be Camsie, New South Wales, Australia and when you hover over the pin it will say “Camsie, New South Wales, Australia”

I am not advocating this workaround. The correct thing that needs to be done is users need to point out the issues with place names and send these issues to the development group for resolution

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
2taylors_1 26 Oct 2012 8:31AM GMT 
johndd189 26 Oct 2012 9:06AM GMT 
2taylors_1 26 Oct 2012 9:27AM GMT 
Garry Beresfo... 26 Oct 2012 10:05AM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 26 Oct 2012 3:45PM GMT 
silverfox3280 26 Oct 2012 5:10PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 26 Oct 2012 8:21PM GMT 
silverfox3280 26 Oct 2012 10:21PM GMT 
2taylors_1 27 Oct 2012 12:39AM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 27 Oct 2012 11:33AM GMT 
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