Also, using the above tool to pre-process the data (or not), you can easily put together a Google Earth map utilizing a method I detailed on the excellent LDS Clerks wiki. Google Earth is free software for easily visualizing geographic information in 3D.
davebailey wrote:Well, that's true in the import/export process, but you can fix points in Google Earth if you are aware of errors before distributing the KML file. Also, I have found the process to be very accurate, typically within a block of its actual location, at least where I am in the Southeastern United States.
If you know of an error free geocoding method, I'm all ears!
davebailey wrote:I'll think about ways to resolve this, but I think you're right. When the church offers a Google Map mashup for clerk use that can be edited and corrected is when we'll have a good answer for this.
boomerbubba wrote:three major quality groupings
RussellHltn wrote:Wouldn't there be another where the address is accepted without problems, but the software isn't sure exactly where 123 is, but is plotting a position between the 100 and 200 block?
zaneclark wrote:After much trial and error, I finally succeeded in uploading our membership onto Google Earth. I am still working out all the possibilities but have one problem. When I first managed to load it, I was able to also see the locations on Google Maps. But now when I go to "Show in Google Maps" i get only a map of the area with none of the locations noted. Google Earth is wonderful, but I can't figure out how to show the street names that you get with Maps. I am very new at this type of thing, so I have probably missed something very simple...
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