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Postby splassle » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:52 am

I am wondering how the ward boundaries were put into the mapping system to determine if a particular address or geo point is in a certain ward/branch. The reason why I ask is because there is a certain small town that everyone knows is in a certain branch, but if you go and use the place marker to find what unit you goto this town is split up by the two highways that go through it. Our stake is in a very hilly, forested area so some of the boundaries are exact.

And I am wondering also if there would be a way we can help to make sure those locations are all correct.

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Postby RossEvans » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:07 pm

splassle wrote:And I am wondering also if there would be a way we can help to make sure those locations are all correct.


I think the best method of reporting an error is via the "Send Feedback" links from within the interface of maps.lds.org. Suspected errors will be investigated, but I don't think you will get any confirmation beyond an auto-reply message when you submit the feedback.

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Postby techgy » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:19 am

splassle wrote:I am wondering how the ward boundaries were put into the mapping system to determine if a particular address or geo point is in a certain ward/branch. The reason why I ask is because there is a certain small town that everyone knows is in a certain branch, but if you go and use the place marker to find what unit you goto this town is split up by the two highways that go through it. Our stake is in a very hilly, forested area so some of the boundaries are exact.

And I am wondering also if there would be a way we can help to make sure those locations are all correct.


I've observed that when I put an address into a Google map, which is what's being used, that the location doesn't always come out to be exact. Google works from either an address lookup or a coordinate db. The coordinates would be more accurate if provided correctly. I agree that the first step would be to provide some feedback to see if that would correct it.

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maps.lds.org is right on

Postby splassle » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:49 pm

Techgy wrote:I've observed that when I put an address into a Google map, which is what's being used, that the location doesn't always come out to be exact. Google works from either an address lookup or a coordinate db. The coordinates would be more accurate if provided correctly. I agree that the first step would be to provide some feedback to see if that would correct it.




While actually looking at the official boundary maps for the Stake, maps.lds.org is right on. We are in the process of making a new ward and I do believe some of those weird boundary lines will be taken care of. So however the geo points are gathered, they are fairly accurate and reliable.

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Postby Peter.Nenke » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:34 pm

Are the boundary maps available online anywhere?

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Postby aebrown » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:48 pm

Peter.Nenke wrote:Are the boundary maps available online anywhere?


No. You can request maps from CHQ (since you're in Australia, I assume this would actually be from your area's Administration Office). It's possible to get them sent to you in electronic format (assuming you are a clerk or priesthood leader). But they're not openly available online.

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Postby Peter.Nenke » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:07 pm

Thanks Alan.

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Postby todrobbins » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:17 pm

http://beta-maps.lds.org

Very cool stuff. You just need your LDS Account to access the resources.

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Postby mcallaghan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:38 am

That's a great site. I logged in and it shows where everyone in the branch lives (some are outside the boundary line). Every address shows as "unverified" though. Is that a side-effect of the beta status, or is there a way to verify an address?

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Postby aebrown » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:08 am

mcallaghan wrote:That's a great site. I logged in and it shows where everyone in the branch lives (some are outside the boundary line). Every address shows as "unverified" though. Is that a side-effect of the beta status, or is there a way to verify an address?


Address verification has to be done by a ward/branch clerk or other Bishopric members. Since the beta maps site has not been announced, it is not surprising that the vast majority of units have unverified addresses.


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