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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Import of place names from GEDCOM
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:35:19 +0100
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Hi Geir,

When importing a gedcom file into a database, Genbox first uses the places
allready available in the database. An existing placerecord (plus it's
placelevel) is used as an 'anchor' to define placelevels for new
placerecords . That's why the initial empty database has more than 400
placerecords from the start.
You can 'aid' Genbox importing places through adding more (higher level)
places for Norway before importing. When you change this empty, adapted,
database to a GBXDBINI.GDZ (see helpfile), these places will then be able to
map the places more correctly.

I don't know what GB does with the gedcoms "Place_hierarchy", maybe uses it
in a second mappingroutine?

Gr. Wim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geir Thorud" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 12:15 AM
Subject: [GENBOX] Import of place names from GEDCOM

> Hi,
> Genbox does not seem to import place hierarchies
> properly when there are missing "levels" in the
> hierarchy.
> For example:
> Mæhlum, Brøttum, Ringsaker, Hedmark - Mæhlum is imported as Local site.
> Tjerne, , Ringsaker, Hedmark - Tjerne is imported as City/Town
> - note , , - missing level.
> I would expect both to be imported to the same level
> in the hierarchy, i.e. as a Local site.
> ----
> Also, when I add country level in the Gedcom file,
> for example
> Mæhlum, Brøttum, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway
> both of the two lover levels are imported as Local sites.
> It would have been better to utilise more of the levels
> in the Genbox hierarchy so that only one level in the
> Gedcom file is mapped to Local site.
> In general more control over the mapping on import is
> needed.
> Does anyone know if Genbox supports the FORM "Place_hierarchy"
> structure in the Gedcom standard?
> Regards
> Geir
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