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Work in progress{{man warn|The GeoView addon was originally integrated into earlier Gramps versions than Gramps 3.3 then I created a new map renderer since some month now. go there : [[GeoViewHelp]]|The newer [[Geography]] renderer based on OsmGpsMap was integrated into Gramps 3.3, see the [[User_manual|user manual]] for further information <br>[[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories#Geography_Category]]}}
'''All we need to understand and test {{man warn|Instructions for the older GeoView.'''addon that was based on webkit/gtkmozembed}}
'''All we need to understand GeoView.'''
== Why GeoView ? ==
I would like to see my ancestors all around the world on a map. And if possible, I would like to see them moving during time periods.
How to do this easily and with the minimum of software to install ?== The future ==
GeoView For approximatively three years, geoview is one solutionbased on html technology using webkit or gtkmozembed.We have some problems depending on the distribution, the webkit version, ... : crashes, messages on console, ... You can always provide yours !
== The html kits ==We can use webkit or gtkmozembed mecanism for rendering the map is asynchronous and difficult to view html pages. If no one is installed, youmanage : the renderer and gramps are two different things which don'll never see GeoViewt easily communicate.
If the two kits are installedSo, webkit will be usedI am working on a new map renderer since some month now.
For web browsingIf you are impatient, we need to be connected to the network.go there : [[Geography]]
Even if you have a html kit installed, can can always say ==GeoView is divided in two parts : ==This module is now in two parts in 3.2. I don't mind ! I don't want ll try to explain how to install them and how to see use them. You have two new views named Geography (geoviev) and Web (htmlrenderer).=== The html rendering engine ===This module is called htmlrenderer. We use it when we use the HtmlViewWeb view.
For How to do this, you can disallow Geoview easily and with the minimum of software to install ?==== The html kits ====The Html rendering machine is used to show remote and local "urls" inside of GRAMPS. We need to be connected to the network. You probably also need a broadband connection to have a smooth result. Try eg Google maps in the Internet Maps preferences tabyour browser to see if your internet connection is sufficiently fast.
GRAMPS can use two different kind of engines, webkit or gtkmozembed, to view HTML pages. If they are not installed, you'll never see [[Geography]] and the Web appearing among your views. If you are looking on how to install these, see [[GeoView#How_to_get_the_HTML_kits_.3F| below]]  If both two kits are installed, webkit will be used.===== WebKit =====It's the future. Be aware, WebKit is always in development. I already test this with segmentation fault, ...
More and more projects are integrating webkit ...
Eg, epiphany states:
*http://blogs.gnome.org/epiphany/2008/04/01/the-future-of-epiphany/
The reason why WebKit uses the libsoup library for epiphany : the proxy.===== Gecko ( GtkMozEmbed ) =====What will gtkmozembed be in the future ?
http://blogsThe embedding API of Gecko (GtkMozEmbed) has been unmaintained and stagnant for a long time.gnome.org/epiphany/2008/04/01/the-future-of-epiphany/
==== Proxies ====WebKit uses the libsoup libraryGtkMozEmbed is proxy aware. You need I implemented this and I use the http_proxy environment variable .Authentication is allowed. The http_proxy.format used is :
''http://[user:[email protected]]proxy:port/''====The proxies = Gecko ( GtkMozEmbed ) ===What will gtkmozembed be in the future ?Most people don't need a proxy. The majority of us are connected directly to internet. In this case, forget all this.
The embedding API of Gecko (GtkMozEmbed) has been unmaintained and stagnant for You need a long time.==== Proxies ====GtkMozEmbed is proxy aware. I implement this and I use the http_proxy environment variable.Authentication is allowedonly if you installed one or if you depend on some internet providers. The http_proxy format used is :
http://[user:[email protected]]You need to set the environment variable http_proxy or use your desktop proxy:port/configuration.
To confirm : We need to use gnome-control-center ==== How to set get the proxy.HTML kits ? == The maps providers ==There are a lot of providers. Some It depends on the distribution you're working on ! They are freelisted in reverse order.
By default, the provider python-webkitgtk is OSM ( OpenStreetMap )also called pywebkitgtk in some distributions.
This provider depends on the community and the maps are very light depending on the country. Nevertheless, the community made an extraordinary job since a few month. We can say OpenStreetMap is and will be the map for gramps.===== debian =========== webkit ====== ''aptitude install python-webkit''====== gecko ====== ''aptitude install python-gnome2-extras'' or ''aptitude install python-gtkmozembed''
Openlayers is free too and uses by default OSM map.===== fedora =====A lot of private or non free maps depends on OpenLayers.====== webkit ======You must use : WebKit-gtk
The most interesting is the IGN ( Institut Géographique National Français ) which offers an old map of France ( about 1780 ) but this provider needs a key. I ''yum install WebKit-gtk pywebkitgtk''ll speek about keys later.
You have Googlemaps, Yahoo! maps, Microsoft maps, ...====== gecko ======
== mapstraction === MAC/OS X =========== webkit ======Like you can seeWebKit is the standard renderer on OSX, but WebKitGtk doesn't work with the installed WebKit framework. You must build WebKitGtk or obtain it's impossible to implement all providers mapsvia Fink or MacPorts. Gtk-OSX provides a patch for building WebKitGtk with quartz. For this reasonOnce WebKitGtk is built or installed, some people created an api over all these providers apiPyWebKitGtk installs and works well.====== gecko ======
With only a few modification, you can use the map you want===== mandriva =========== webkit ======for 2009.0 and 2009. And better! you can switch between the maps keeping 1:Use the zoom package manager and the centered positioninstall python-webkitgtk or : ''urpmi python-webkitgtk''====== gecko ======Seems not to work. Causes segmentation fault.
It's also in the development phase and is sometimes buggy.===== suse =========== webkit ======* libwebkit-1_0
== The provider Key ==Gramps is not a web site. Keys are only for web site.In GeoView, I use a specific functionality : We are working on local file instead of url, so we dondidn't need a key.some providers like IGN needs key even in this casetest GeoView on suse or opensuse. So I can't use them. Why ?#Too complex for final user's.#We need a key by providerIn these case, I hope you understand the choice is limited even is mapstraction can do more.=== Constraint ===We have no key, so we have a restricted access : About 10,000 to 15,000 requests by IP per day depending on the providersome feedback.
What is a request ? As I understand with the IGN ( OpenLayers ), a request is a tile ( an image )found on example in : ftp5. You need several tiles for a viewgwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/home:/bmotmans/openSUSE_<VERSION>/<ARCH>/
I think it is sufficient for Replace <VERSION> by the lambda genealogistfedora version you use. ie : Factory, 10.3, 1.0, ...
== The proxies ==Everybody doesn't need a proxyReplace <ARCH> by i586, x86_64, . The majority of us are connected directly to internet. In this case, forget all this.
You need a proxy only if you installed one or if you depend on some fai which provides one.* pywebkit
== How to get the html kits http://packages.opensuse-community.org/index.jsp? searchTerm==It depends on the distribution you're working on ! They are listed in reverse order.pywebkit
python* pyton-webkitgtk is also called pywebkitgtk=== ubuntu ======= webkit ====You needs libwebkit and python-webkitgtk.
Add to On OpenSUSE 11.3 that is the /etc/apt/sourcesappropriate name.list :
# for python-webkitgtk deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-team/ubuntu hardy main # for libwebkit deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ubuntu hardy main====== gecko ======
It's from nightly builds, so it can crash.===== ubuntu =========== webkit ======
If you have some crash and want to ''aptitude install the working package, you can get libwebkitfrom the following url :python-webkit''
https://edge.launchpad.net/~stemp/+archive====== gecko ======
If you want gtkmozembed on ubuntu,
you must install : python-gnome2-extrasor python-gtkmozembed depending on you distrib version.  ''aptitude install python-gnome2-extras'' or ''aptitude install python-gtkmozembed'' ===== windows XP/Vista =========== webkit ======
It* WebKitGTK is the port of the portable web rendering engine WebKit to the GTK+ platform on Windows. This zip file contains webkitgtk itself and all needed dynamic link libraryes (DLL). You will need [http://www.7-zip.org 7zip] to extract its contents ''This file is highly experimental and all functions may not work as expected!''s stable but install many gnome packages even if you are on a kde based distribution** [http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/images/d/d2/WebKitGTK-1.1.16.zip WebKitGTK-1.1.16.zip]
Please, don't troll !* Update to version 1.1.23 (binary and devel files only)=== suse ======= webkit ====libwebkit** [http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/images/d/db/WebKitGTK-1.1.23-win32.zip WebKitGTK-1_01.1.23]
* [http://code.google.com/p/pywebkitgtk PyWebKitGtk] provide Python bindings to WebKitGTK** [http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/images/4/4d/PyWebKitGTK-1.1.7.win32-py2.6.zip PyWebKitGTK-1.1.7.win32-py2.6.msi] [[All In One Gramps Software Bundle for Windows|Gramps AIO package]] contains WebKitGTK-1.2.5 and PyWebKitGTK-1.1.8 ===== ... =====Your distributions are welcomed ...=== The Geographic part ===This module is called geoview. It depends on the htmlrenderer module.===== In GRAMPS 3.1.x =====If you really are in 3.1.2 and greater, you only have the geoview module. The htmlrenderer is included in geoview.For installing the html renderer, you can see the documentation above. It is present as an experimental view you can activate. For GeoView to work you need to:# change the GRAMPS configuration file to list the view in the list of views# install the required backend so you can see webpages inside of GRAMPS.# set the GeoView Preferences# use the appropriate latidude and longitude format in your data (Note: the [[Place completion tool]] can look up latitude and longitude of the places defined in GRAMPS.) The first is simple to achieve. Start a text editor and go to your gramps home directory, and open the keys.ini file. Scoll down to the interface section, and look for the ''data-views'' variable. On a clean install of GRAMPS, this variable is normally: data-views=GrampletView,PersonView,RelationshipView,FamilyListView,PedigreeView,EventView,SourceView,PlaceView,MediaView,RepositoryView,NoteViewTo add GeoView, just add it to the back, so your configuration reads: data-views=GrampletView,PersonView,RelationshipView,FamilyListView,PedigreeView,EventView,SourceView,PlaceView,MediaView,RepositoryView,NoteView,GeoView That's it.  To install the backend, scroll down to [[GeoView#How_to_get_the_HTML_kits_.3F|the installation section]]. Finally, you need to set the Geoview Preferences: [[Image:GeoViewPreferences.png]]. Openlayers is free too and uses by default OSM map. A lot of private or non free maps depends on OpenLayers. The most interesting is the IGN ( Institut Géographique National Français )[http://www.geoportail.fr/visu2D.do?cg=djoxLjEqYzptZXRyb3BvbGUqY3Y6MS4wKnZ2OjEuMSp4eToyLjM0NTI3NDM5ODQwMTE4ODN8NDguODYwODMyNTU3MTczODgqczoxMCpwdjoxLjAqcDpkZWNvdXZlcnRlKmw6UGhvdG98fHwsU2NhbnwxfDEwMHwsQ2Fzc2luaXwxfHw%3D] which offers an old map of France ( about 1780 ) but this provider needs a key. I didn'll speak about keys later. Then you have Googlemaps, Yahoo! maps, Microsoft maps, ... ===== In GRAMPS 3.2 =====You don't test GeoView need to set the providers. The first one is always OpenStreetMap and the alternate is GoogleMaps. ==== Supported longitude/latitude formats ====When you create/modify a place, the possible formats used for longitude/latitude are: * Floating point e.g. +12.0154 -124.3647 * Classic  e.g. 50°52'21.92"N 124°52'21.92"E The degree symbol can be either UTF-8 code c2b00a, UTF-8 code c2ba0a or the hash (#) character.The seconds symbol can be either one double quote (") character or two single quote (') characters. * Colon e.g. -50:52:21.92 124:52:21.92 * Modified GEDCOM e.g. 12.0154N 124.3647E ==== The maps providers ====There are a lot of providers. Some are free. By default, the provider GRAMPS uses is OSM ( OpenStreetMap ). As a free project, we find it our duty to first and foremost support another free initiative. OpenStreetMap depends on the community and the maps are very light depending on suse the country. Nevertheless, the community made an extraordinary job and the quality is improving rapidly. And you can [http://openstreetbugs.appspot.com/ help make it better]! We can say OpenStreetMap is and will be the map GRAMPS uses per default. ==== mapstraction ====Like you can see, it's impossible to implement all providers maps. For this reason, some people created an api over all these providers api. With only a few modification, you can use the map you want. And better! you can switch between the maps keeping the zoom and the centered position. For performances issues, I can confirm it takes approximately 30 seconds to view 1000 markers for openstreetmap or opensusegoogle.If you have 2000 markers, this time is about 2 times 30 seconds. For this, I limit one HTML page to 200 markers. If you have more than this limit, GRAMPS creates the necessary pages to see all your markers. During testing with a places database for France ( > 35000 markers ), I set the limit to 20 markers which permit to create 1760 pages without problems. So we can say we have an unlimited number of markers. Only the file system space will limit us. ==== The provider Key ====GRAMPS is not a web site. Keys are mostly only for web sites. In GeoView, I use a specific functionality : we are working on a local file instead of an url, so we normally don't need some feedbacka key.
I found on example However, some providers like IGN need a key even in : those cases. So we can't use them. Why ?ftp5.gwdg#To require a key would be too complex for the normal GRAMPS user#We need a key from the providerWe hope it is understood that our choice of maps is limited even if mapstraction can do more.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/home:/bmotmans/openSUSE_<VERSION>/<ARCH>/
Replace <VERSION> by the fedora version you use. ie ===== Constraint =====We have no key, so we have a restricted access : Factory, About 10.3, 1.0000 to 15, ..000 requests by IP per day depending on the provider.
Replace <ARCH> by i586, x86_64What is a request ? As I understand with the IGN ( OpenLayers ), a request is a tile ( an image ).You need several tiles for a view..==== gecko ======= mandriva ======= webkit ======== gecko ======= fedora ======= webkit ====You must use : WebKit-gtk
I didn't test GeoView on Fedora. I need some feedbackthink it is sufficient for the lambda genealogist.
http://download==== Creating new places from the Geography view ====You center the map for the place you want to create.fedoraYou can use the double click for that.redhatWhen you are sure the position is OK, click on the "+" button in the tools bar.Now, the place editor is opened. Enter all the field necessary for this new place then click on the OK button. That's all.==== Associate a new position to an already existing place ====You center the map for the place you want to modify like for creating a new place.When you are sure the position is OK, click on the "map" button in the tools near the "+" button described above.A places list is opened. Choose the place you want to modify then click on the OK button.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/<VERSION>/Everything/<ARCH>/os/Packages/
Replace <VERSION> by You can use this method to modify the fedora version position you use. ie : 7, 9, 10, ..used in a prior creation.====Results====
Replace <ARCHgallery> by i386, x86_64, Image:Geoview1.png|Fig.1 All event places with coordinates for an individualImage:Geoview2.png|Fig.2 All individual's family places with coordinates==== gecko ======= debian ======= webkit ====Image:Geoview3.png|Fig.3 All event places with coordinates on Family TreeThis is the same packager for ubuntu and debian, so go to the ubuntu paragraphImage:Geoview4.==== gecko ====install the python-gtkmozembed packagepng|Fig.4 All places with coordinates on Family Tree== windows XP</Vista ==I don't know who is the windows packager for libwebkit and python-webkitgtk or pywebkitgtk.gallery>
<SMILE>==== If you get a crash when starting gramps ====It's probably a webkit problem.So, you have two possibilities :===== Remove the webkit rendering engine only =====Remove webkit and install gtkmozembed (gecko) is not already installed. See the specific package for your distribution.You'll have the gecko rendering.===== Remove all rendering engines =====Remove python-webkit and python-gtkmozembed. You'll never see geoview. See the specific packages for your distribution.
Perhaps it will be a good way to go to Linux !==See also==* [[GeoViewHelp]] Addon
<[[Category:GEPS|G]][[Category:Plugins]][[Category:Developers/SMILE>== ... ==General]]Your modifications are welcomed ...[[Category:Views|G]]
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