Work in progress.
'''All we need to understand 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.
==GeoView is divided in two parts : ==
This module is now in two parts in 3.2. I'll try to explain how to install them and how to use them. You have two new views named Geography and Web.
=== The html rendering engine ===
This module is called htmlrenderer. We use it when we use the Web view.
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 your 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.
* [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]
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==== Supported longitude/latitude formats ====
When you create/modify a place, the possible formats used for longitude/latitude are :
'D.D4' : degree notation, 4 decimals eg +12.0154 , -124. 3647 'D. D8' : degree notation, 8 decimals (precision like ISO-DMS) eg +12. 01543265 , -124. 36473268 'DEG' : degree, minutes, seconds notation eg 50°52'21.92"N , 124°52'21.92"E ° has UTF-8 code c2b00a or N 50º52'21.92" , E 124º52'21.92" º has UTF-8 code c2ba0a The character for seconds can be either one double quote " or two single quote ' 'DEG-:' : degree, minutes, seconds notation with : eg -50:52:21.92 , 124:52:21.92 'ISO-D' : ISO 6709 degree notation i.e. ±DD.DDDD±DDD.DDDD 'ISO-DM' : ISO 6709 degree, minutes notation i.e. ±DDMM.MMM±DDDMM.MMM 'ISO-DMS' : ISO 6709 degree, minutes, seconds notation i.e. ±DDMMSS.SS±DDDMMSS.SS
==== The maps providers ====
===== Remove all rendering engines =====
Remove python-webkit and python-gtkmozembed. You'll never see geoview. See the specific packages for your distribution.
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Your modifications are welcomed ...