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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 11:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Oct 2012 11:24AM GMT
For FTM2012 (only, not in previous versions)

1) Right click resolve

2) Note a little "up" arrow next to the name to be resolved. Click on that. Note that the text field to the left of the left-most comman will move to the top text field - called "Place Detail".

3) Note the bottom shows it will resolve to "New South Wales, Australia"

4) Click Replace - FTM will now add the two pieces together - the top text box and the bottom place name box. (In this same way, address, churches and cemeteries can be "kind of resolved" so that will appear in the new heirarchical view.)

The new, resolved place name "Campsie, New South Wales, Australia" will now appear in your places list and will appear in the "heirarchical" list under New South Wales. However the little icon to the left of the place name will not a check mark name. One could interpret this symbol to mean "Partially resolved".

OR... You could simply leave the name unresolved or ignored.


Keep in mind that the PNA is just a tool to help with spelling and to be a bit of a primitive county finder. It is not a requirement that each and every name in your database conform to the PNA.

That said, it would help if FTM structured the Heirarchal view to simply view the names from right to left as you've entered them and not force one into this cunundrum of what to do with unresolved or even unresolvable place names. For that reason, I have given up on using the Heirarchical View - it is useless to me because of all of the purposefully unresolved or unresolvable names (many historical names or historical past spellings or historical boundary changes, etc) in my database.
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