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Once you have an ID, you should set it into the Gramplet via the Preferences button, see below.
 
== Purpose of this Gramplet ==
This was written to assist in cleaning up '''already existing''' places. You can use it for a new place, but the place must be created with the normal Gramps {{man menu|Add ->Place}} and select the new place in the top window prior to using the Gramplet.
 
Often when starting with GEDCOM imported trees, or when adding events from census or other sources, the Places that are created are not fully filled in with Latitude/Longitude and Enclosure information. The place names and/or titles are often left with strings of comma separated names that previously required a lot of manual work to clean it up.
 
In other cases, Places may have been entered with proper enclosure hierarchy, but without the Latitude/Longitude needed to show up on Gramps Maps.
 
The Gramplet assists in merging new places with already present places; when you do a search, if the Place you are looking for is located elsewhere in your Gramps database, and is completed, then you can merge your current place with the completed place.
 
The Gramplet makes use of the GeoNames database via the web to get information to fill out the Places.
{{man warn|1=Warning: As always, Back up you current tree BEFORE using this tool.
See [[How to make a backup|make a Gramps XML backup]]|2= While it is possible to Undo changes individually, at least within a session, you may decide that you need to restart from an earlier state.}}
== Preferences ==
* {{man button|Cancel}} button. Pressing this button returns the view to the main search view. No changes are saved.
* {{man button|Ok}} button. Pressing this modifies the selected place with the new values. In addition, the next level of the place hierarchy will be set into the place. If that next level is already present in the local Gramps place list, and has a matching GeoNames ID, the modifications are completed. If not, the next level in the place hierarchy is shown in the results view.
 
= Purpose of this Gramplet =
This was written to assist in cleaning up '''already existing''' places. You can use it for a new place, but the place must be created with the normal Gramps {{man menu|Add ->Place}} and select the new place in the top window prior to using the Gramplet.
 
Often when starting with GEDCOM imported trees, or when adding events from census or other sources, the Places that are created are not fully filled in with Latitude/Longitude and Enclosure information. The place names and/or titles are often left with strings of comma separated names that previously required a lot of manual work to clean it up.
 
In other cases, Places may have been entered with proper enclosure hierarchy, but without the Latitude/Longitude needed to show up on Gramps Maps.
 
The Gramplet assists in merging new places with already present places; when you do a search, if the Place you are looking for is located elsewhere in your Gramps database, and is completed, then you can merge your current place with the completed place.
 
The Gramplet makes use of the GeoNames database via the web to get information to fill out the Places.
{{man warn|1=Warning: As always, Back up you current tree BEFORE using this tool.
See [[How to make a backup|make a Gramps XML backup]]|2= While it is possible to Undo changes individually, at least within a session, you may decide that you need to restart from an earlier state.}}
 
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