DiversityGazetteers

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DiversityGazetteers © SNSB IT Center
DiversityGazetteers © SNSB IT Center

DiversityGazetteers is an application component of the database framework Diversity Workbench. It might be installed as part of a DWB environment, but also be used as a stand-alone application, e. g. in a local installation. Each DWB module is devoted to a specific data domain.

DiversityGazetteers is a tool to visualize places from a DiversityGazetteers database within a geographical environment. In combination with an automatically created background map, equipped with world coordinates, collections of Microsoft SQL Geometry Objects (points, lines and areas) may be displayed in their geographical context.

Users with administrator rights may import places from other sources (e. g. ArcView shape files) or create places manually using the integrated Diversity GIS Editor. They may also rename existing places or delete them from the database.

Software

Online manual

The manual is provided as pdf file (for current version check DWB user manuals) and compiled help file in CHM (= MS online help format). The compiled help file is available for separate download but is included in the zip archive of the client application as well.

Client application

Current version

The DiversityGazetteers application is built for Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 or higher. Please make sure you have the correct version of this software already installed on your computer! (Check under control panel -> Software for Microsoft .Net Framework).

Download the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.4.0, September 21st, 2016

New features and fixes:

  • New Gis-Editor version 2.2.5.0 included:
    • WebBrowser window adapted due to changes in GoogleMaps
    • Get altitude from GeoNames server enabled again
    • GPX file support added: Read shapes from GPX files
    • OSM service: Deactivated MapQuest layers replaced by ESRI Aerial World and Komoot Topo World

Previous versions

These client applications are built for Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 or higher. Please make sure you have the correct version of this software already installed on your computer! (Check under control panel -> Software for Microsoft .Net Framework).

Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.3.1, April 11th, 2016

New features and fixes:

  • Database procedure added to include Hierarchy List into the new Hierarchy Cache Tables.
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.3.0, March 9th, 2016

New features and fixes in Vers. 1.4.3.0:

  • New role implemented: DiversityWorkbenchEditor.
  • New entry: GIS-Editor Identifier will be taken and assigned to ExternalNameID.
  • Database update: ViewGeoPlace and ViewHierarchy added for linked server access.
  • Database update: GeoCache table added for hierarchy segments needed in DiversityCollection (Place to Country, top down and bottom up).
  • Menu item „Update DB Hierarchy Cache“ adapted to new tables.
  • Menu item „Set DB Hierarchy Sequence“ removed, will be handled in GeoCache now.
  • Flexible timeout handling added for DB calls.
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.2.0, January 8th, 2016

New features and fixes in Vers. 1.4.2.0:

  • New control button ‚Show Name Parameters‘: Opens a window with all database parameters of the selected Name
  • Database update for Getty TGN 2015: Multiple languages and place types supported
  • Language and place types controls extended for multiple entries
  • Clear Query and Name info when changing the database connection
  • Database query timeout reduced to 30 seconds with the option to try again for 300 seconds, if failed first
  • Notes extended to text blocks to show even very long notes and avoid truncating
  • Tooltips added for Inferior Places list box und Notes text blocks
  • Info area sizing adapted to max height
  • Check database version and disable multiple language and place types queries for older ones
  • Bugfix: TestLog-Messagebox removed, which has popped up on incorrect text input
There is a new up-to-date version of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names available in database DiversityGazetteers_TGN on TNT server!
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.1.0, October 13th, 2015

New features and fixes in Vers. 1.4.1.0:

  • Inferior place name list implemented in addition to superior hierarchy, first level of names below current entry.
  • Place names can be switched out of hierarchy windows now (inferior names include coordinates).
  • Reconnection check at start with reduced timeout to avoid long waiting if no internet connection available.
  • GIS Editor update: Sample list, right click on active toggle button will switch off all other samples; right click on inactive toggle button will switch on all other samples.
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.0.4, March 6th, 2015

New features and fixes in Vers. 1.4.0.4:

  • GIS Editor update: New assignment for TAB separated text files import added: MTB/Q (German Messtischblatt)
  • Bugfix: When creating a new Place entry associated with a Name, the PreferredName has not been created so far. But it is needed by the SQL procedure to create and display a hierarchy correctly.
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.0.3, January 13th, 2015

New features and fixes:

  • GIS Editor update: Load TAB separated text files (with extension .shp2) implemented
  • Help file update (Import Wizard)
Features of the DiversityGazetteers application 1.4.0.1, October 24th, 2014

New features and fixes:

  • Import Wizard implemented (description not yet in help file)
  • Notes field for Place and Name implemented
  • GIS Editor update

Database

The database is built for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Please make sure you have the correct version (2008 or later) of this software already installed on your computer! (Check under control panel -> Software -> Microsoft SQL Server).

Database server



See also DiversityGazetteers Information Models and General Download Notes.