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Earth Addresser 2.3

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New Earth Addresser Icon A few more ideas and fixes for Earth Addresser have been released in version 2.3 that went online today.

The most notable new feature, inspired by a user request, was to give users the option to not have all their addresses in a single placemarks folder in Google Earth, but to let Earth Addresser create a folder for each address label. For people on business travel this will make it easy to view only the home addresses of their friends or the businesses they have to visit for work, for example.

Folders for Earth Addresser Placemarks in Google Earth Nice side effects of this new feature were two-fold. On a technical level it forced me to change the internal code a little, so it can take into account address labels and create groups for them. Which in turn finally made me re-structure (well, the ‘re’ may be inadequate there) my atrocious KML file generation code into smaller pieces that are easier to handle. On a user level, this also let me implement a feature which I wanted for quite a while now: Earth Addresser can now deactivate certain addresses (those labelled ‘Old’ in English, German or French) in the KML file it creates by default. As I tend to keep people’s old addresses in my Address Book, this ensures that the old addresses don’t clutter things up when displayed in Google Earth.

Small improvements in GUI word capitalisation, keyboard navigation, accessibility setup and error handling made it into the version as well.

April 1, 2009, 20:12

Tagged as Earth Addresser, earthlingsoft, software.

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