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== The html kits ==
We can use webkit or gtkmozembed to view HTML pagesThe Geoview shows internet map services inside of GRAMPS with your genealogical data marked. If Although there is no one visual web browsing, that is what GRAMPS is installedactually doing, you'll never so 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 your browser to see GeoViewif your internet connection is sufficiently fast.
GRAMPS can use two different kind of engines, webkit or gtkmozembed, to view HTML pages. If the two kits they are not installed, webkit will be usedyou'll never see GeoView appearing among your views. If you are looking on how to install these, see [[GeoView#How_to_get_the_HTML_kits_.3F| below]]
For web browsingIf both two kits are installed, we need to webkit will be connected to the network. Even if you have a HTML kit installed, you can always say : I don't mind ! I don't want to see the HtmlViewused.
Even if you have a HTML kit installed, you can always say : I don't mind ! I don't want to see the GeoView.
For this, you can disallow Geoview in the Internet Maps preferences tab.
=== WebKit ===
It's the future. Be aware, WebKit is always in development.
More and more projects are integrating webkit ...
 The reason why for Eg, epiphany states:
*http://blogs.gnome.org/epiphany/2008/04/01/the-future-of-epiphany/
==== Proxies ====
WebKit uses the libsoup library. You need to set the environment variable http_proxy.
=== Gecko ( GtkMozEmbed ) ===
http://[user:[email protected]]proxy:port/
To confirm : We You need to use gnome-control-center to set the proxy. 
== Supported longitude/latitude formats ==
When you create/modify a place, the possible formats used for longitude/latitude are :
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.
This provider OpenStreetMap depends on the community and the maps are very light depending on the country. Nevertheless, the community made an extraordinary job since a few monthand the quality is improving rapidly. And you can help make it better! We can say OpenStreetMap is and will be the map for grampsGRAMPS uses per default.
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'll speak about keys later.
You have Then yo haave Googlemaps, Yahoo! maps, Microsoft maps, ...
== mapstraction ==
If you have 2000 markers, this time is about 2 times 30 seconds.
For this, I limit one HTML page to 200 markers. I If you have more than this limit, I create 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 we are working on a local file instead of an url, so we again we normally don't need a key.
Some However, some providers like IGN needs need a key even in this casethose cases. So I we can't use them. Why ?#Too To require a key would be too complex for final the normal GRAMPS user's.#We need a key by from the providerIn these case, I We hope you understand the it is understood that our choice of maps is limited even is mapstraction can do more.
=== Constraint ===
== The proxies ==
Everybody doesnMost people don't need a proxy. 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 internet providers.
python-webkitgtk is also called pywebkitgtk
 
=== ubuntu ===
==== webkit ====
You needs need libwebkit and python-webkitgtk.
Add to the /etc/apt/sources.list :
https://edge.launchpad.net/~stemp/+archive
 
==== gecko ====
If you want gtkmozembed on ubuntu,
you must install : python-gnome2-extras
It's stable but install installs many gnome packages even if you are on a KDE based distribution. If you installed the Ubuntu GRAMPS package you already have this package as it contains the spell checking GRAMPS uses. However, there is an open bug with debian/ubuntu to split this mega package as gtkmozembed and spelling don't need the other GNOME components, so these package names might change in the future.
Please, don't troll !
=== suse ===
==== webkit ====

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