In addition to supporting geo-spatial searches, LeafSeek also features two more great ways to visualize your genealogy data, without having to add any latitude or longitude data to your records.
Simply designate one of the fields in your record as a location, or combine the output from two fields (such as City and State), and LeafSeek can create a link to a pop-up a Google Map of that location, right from your record. So if a user doesn’t recognize the town name given in a record, he or she can take a quick peek at the map to get his or her bearings, without having to open a new web browser window. Here’s an example from the All Galicia Database, showing a pop-up window with the location of Brody, Ukraine, attached to a marriage record:
LeafSeek also allows for the easy creation of a map of all records in its system, so you can see what regions have good record coverage and what regions are lacking in data. The map automatically updates based on the records in the system, so you don’t have to do it by hand in Google Maps. Here’s an example from the All Galicia Database showing the towns associated with its record coverage across eastern Poland and western Ukraine: