unverified vs verified lds map locations

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unverified vs verified lds map locations

Postby bgraabek » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:35 am

What is the procedure/where does a ward clerk verify a particular member location? Is there any documentation about this?

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Postby benjamincarleski » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:20 am

I don't know if there is any documentation, but when I go to the new map site and click on a member, there is a Verify button on the member popup. There is also a button to move the pointer to the correct location. I am the executive secretary in my ward, and I didn't have to do anything special, I just logged in and was able to move pointer and mark locations as verified.

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Postby danpass » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:39 am

bgraabek wrote:What is the procedure/where does a ward clerk verify a particular member location? Is there any documentation about this?

Bjorn Graabek, Stake Clerk


This Wiki page provides documentation for LDS Maps and the Help for Ward Leaders section of that page, in particular, has the information you are seeking.

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Postby bgraabek » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:32 am

Thanks to both of you for the answers. As Stake Clerk I can't see the options available to for example a Ward Clerk.
Also, this morning I DID find the wiki article, I guess I should have been more persistent yesterday...

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Postby cottrells » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:47 am

bgraabek wrote:Thanks to both of you for the answers. As Stake Clerk I can't see the options available to for example a Ward Clerk.
Also, this morning I DID find the wiki article, I guess I should have been more persistent yesterday...

I also serve as Stake Clerk and find it a challenge to train clerks on features that I do not have access to. I am all for the clerks in the wards and branches to maintain the information, but in some cases it would be helpful for the stake clerks to be able to help out either because the clerk is not able or there is no clerk called.

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Postby cottrells » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:30 am

cottrells wrote:I also serve as Stake Clerk and find it a challenge to train clerks on features that I do not have access to. I am all for the clerks in the wards and branches to maintain the information, but in some cases it would be helpful for the stake clerks to be able to help out either because the clerk is not able or there is no clerk called.

OK, after posting my previous comment, I checked and found that I could edit and verify address locations in all units of the stake using the tool found at [url]new.lds.org/maps[/url]. I'm hopeful that this is a new feature for stake clerks and not a blip.

**Update**
Spoke to soon, should have tested more. I can not edit and verify any address but my own, but I couldn't even do that before.

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Postby zaneclark » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:36 am

bgraabek wrote:What is the procedure/where does a ward clerk verify a particular member location? Is there any documentation about this?

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I know the procedure to change unverified to verified on the map but I wonder how some of you determine these correct locations? I suppose I could print out a map and drive by each location, but this seems pretty labor intensive. I'm sure there must be an easer way that I am missing.....

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spreading the load

Postby cottrells » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:20 am

zaneclark wrote:I know the procedure to change unverified to verified on the map but I wonder how some of you determine these correct locations? I suppose I could print out a map and drive by each location, but this seems pretty labor intensive. I'm sure there must be an easer way that I am missing.....

I would suggest that the first option is to encourage each head of household to verify their own locations. If they did this would take care of many of them and leave the clerks with the remainder. Again if the stake clerks had the ability to verify locations that would helped spread the load.

In response to you main point, how do we determine the correct location, I think it is a challenge unless you have personal knowledge of visiting the home.

In the UK postcodes will narrow down the address to approximately 15 residences. If there are many apartments in one block, that building will normally have it's own unique code. These codes are accepted in the major mapping search engines.

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Postby Biggles » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:54 am

I use the Google Street View option, in Google Earth, where if you are lucky you can pinpoint individual residences. If not, as already suggested, the Head of Household could be the next port of call.

As a part of the Ward Bishopric I've located the majority of our Ward Members, using the Google Earth method.

At the moment I have found very few members actually know of the existence of the new Meeting House Locator map site, which would enable them to locate and place their own households.

I have also noted that the majority of Wards, in our Stake, have not done any mapping at all. Perhaps it's because I have a keen interest in what developments the Church does with new technology and I'm willing to try it out.

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Postby jonesrk » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:23 am

cottrells wrote:Spoke to soon, should have tested more. I can not edit and verify any address but my own, but I couldn't even do that before.


I noticed that they added that feature as I was able to verify my own address.

Now that I am a ward clerk I can see the options to filter the members by Verified location, Member verified location and others.
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