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MapMate site grid refs as centroids

by AndyAmphlett » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:32 am

Tom,

two questions:

a). If the grid ref for a record created in MapMate is converted to a centroid on the DDb, does that count as an edit? ie will the DDb then hold the top copy of that record?

b). Can a query be run to find records that are held on the DDb as centroids, rather than as grid squares?

Thanks,

Andy.
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Re: MapMate site grid refs as centroids

by admin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:25 pm

> If the grid ref for a record created in MapMate is converted to a centroid on the DDb, does that count as an edit? ie will the DDb then hold the top copy of that record?
Unfortunately, yes, but this is something that I hope can be changed. I plan to allow a limited range of modifications to mapmate record attributes without counting as 'edits'.

> Can a query be run to find records that are held on the DDb as centroids, rather than as grid squares?
Not currently, but this would be useful to have. ( have added a bug here: https://github.com/BSBI/ddb/issues/95 )
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