Thank you for the comments. The server keeps bounces my message for size,
but it's no larger than others. I will shorten it a little and try again.
I realize the program is not geo-referenced and it would probably need to be
an optional feature to maintain the ability to operate without background
I know the program is not designed to have engineer grade precision, but
more than just precision it would be a matter of convenience. If I can
determine the beginning point coordinates while on the ground it would be
prudent and expedient to record those coordinates for future in deedmapper
as well as more accurate.
Inversely, if I have done the work on deedmapper and then plan a trip to the
area, it would be useful to be able to get a printout of the beginning
coordinates along with the plat description. I can go to the coordinates
and possibly better determine if my placement was correct. I know that I
can accomplish both of these tasks currently with deedmapper, but a little
more user control would streamline the process greatly.
I'm glad you mentioned the .kml feature. I have used this new feature and
find it a wonderful tool. I have considered using it as you suggested and
then use the .kml file to read the coordinates, but it would be preferred to
have a more readable option.
If the coordinates for the beginning point were available in the .mbl file,
or an exported .csv file would save the points coordinates, that information
could possibly be used by other applications to better customize .kml file
output to take advantage of highlighting, fill, labels, line styles, etc. I
might also be able to use it on my genealogy site to would allow visitors to
select a plat that I have entered and then see that in Google Earth or Good
Maps. I could do that know by exporting to the .kml file and then uploading
those to my genealogy web site, but would take a lot more maintenance as I
add plats. Keeping a simple database and then dynamically generating the
.kml would be a much better solution. Maybe deedmapper could add an export
option for a .csv file just as it has now, but add the coordinates and point
information of each plat. Seems like that would be an easy addition since
the code to interpret the deed file to coordinates for .kml is already
Sorry for rambling on.