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The GetGOV gramplet is designed to download place information from the GOV gazetteer. It is installed as a gramplet on the Places view. This information can include

  • Geographical location (lat-lon coordinates)
  • Foreign and former names
  • Past affiliation or hierarchy of enclosed-by places.

Instead of the default ID numbering (Pxxxx) for the imported places, the GOV-id will be used as the ID. If additional imports are performed, duplicate places (even part of the Enclosed By) will be automatically merged.

If the Preferences -> Places tabs Language: is set, then this is used as the preferred language for place names which are imported, otherwise, the preference is German.


Dieses Beispiel zeigt wie das Gramplet mit dem GOV Orts-Verzeichnis Website verwendet wird, um den Ort Frommenhausen zu importieren.


Gehe auf die GOV Orts-Verzeichnis Website.


Finde die passende GOV-Kennung für den gewünschten Ort. In der Abbildung wurde die Suche nach Frommenhausen verwendet. Das Ergebnis weist FROSENJN48KK als die dazugehörige GOV-Kennung aus.


To see what data will be imported, you can drill down in to the GOV-id.


Gib die GOV-Kennung in das GetGOV Gramplet in der Orteansicht ein.


Der resultierende Ort wird mit Längen- und Breitengrad geladen. Note that the Place Type is in the same language as the Place. Beachte die ID ist die GOV-Kennung und nicht die Standard Pxxxx Nummerierung.


This illustrates that multiple alternate names will be loaded if they are in the GOV database. Deutschland is the Primary name and there are multiple alternate names in different languages in this illustration.


The Place hierarchy is also loaded as defined in the GOV database. This includes the Enclosed By information which may be time-dependent as illustrated/


  • If the GOV-id does not exist in the GOV database, a single place will still be created with that ID but blank name and Unknown type.