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MapSource - Hide the 'Found Places'?
NotTheSharpestTool
MapSource 6.15.6

Having once 'Found" some 'nearest places', I can't get rid of them!

Maybe I'm blind, but I've read all the documentation, opened every dropdown menu, combed the Internet... I just cannot find a way to Un-Show, or Hide, or in any other way remove those icons from my map!

The Find menu has Categories including 'All' but no category 'None'.

The dam' little icons just won't get off my map. Close the program, it doesn't ask me if I want to Save anything, but when I re-open it, there the little buggers are!

Can I kill them somehow, or have I made them a permanent part of my map?
Ken in Regina
Two ways to get there. One is:

Click the FIND menu.

Click "Recently Found Places".

Click the "Preferences" button.

Click the "Find" tab.

Set it the way you want.

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The other is:

Click the EDIT menu.

Click "Preferences".

Click the "Find" tab.

...ken...
NotTheSharpestTool
Thanks Ken but that isn't doing it. Even with all Preferences set to 1 (zero is not accepted) the damn things are still there! Let me try further explanation.

Click Find > Find Nearest Places, get popup menu. Top item is Place Category which by default reads "All Points of Interest"

Below this is Subcategory (greyed out), below that is Containing (blank) and below that is the large field for Places.

Places is just chock full of Places!! Places I'd never dream of searching for (like churches). Places I don't want to show up on my map. All told, about 25 of them.

I can choose another Place Category (say Cities) and these appear on the map. If I Cancel, they go away. But nothing makes the churches and (I now notice) graveyards go away!!

Please, make it not so!! Churches....... Graveyards......... What's next?
tcassidy
Reduce the map detail setting. Then, when you close the Find box all the icons will disappear, including the churches and graveyards.

Terry
NotTheSharpestTool
Thanks, I'll try-- but will they stay invisible when I increase the map detail again later?

Well-- there's another anomaly. I did set map detail lower, and the Places (along with some content) disappear.

I next opened Find Nearby Places-- and the map view 'under' the Find menu has reverted to the same place, same magnification, and same bunch of Places as before. Even though I was looking at a completely different place on the map, at a totally different magnification, and with the detail reduced. Wonder what that's all about?
tcassidy
The map zooms in to show all the nearby places when you open the find box. You must have a lot of churches and graveyards near where you are looking.

Terry
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NotTheSharpestTool
Perhaps! But they remain marked on my map, even after the Find box has been closed.
tcassidy
Maybe your question is...can you select which types of POIs to display in MapSource? No, you can't.

Terry
NotTheSharpestTool
But... but... but....

I'll have to take your word. Just seems strange that someone actually chose to display churches and graveyards as a default.
tcassidy
The more POIs the better the advertising copy looks. And how much would they have to pay to get those listings!

I'm not sure what you mean by default. If they are top of your 'Nearest' list, they are probably closest.

Terry
NotTheSharpestTool
I guess that's the answer then. Thanks for your help!
Marvin Hlavac
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotTheSharpestTool
Just seems strange that someone actually chose to display churches and graveyards as a default.
You and I may have no need for such POI categories, but genealogists may feel otherwise.
NotTheSharpestTool
Actually, it's exactly the potential pre-need aspect that was creeping me out!
Ken in Regina
I hope you have figured out through this discussion that the issue has nothing at all to do with "Found Places". In normal use, Mapsource is simply displaying the points of interest (POIs) at whatever zoom level you want them to show up. That is, if you reduce the detail level, that means Mapsource will show fewer details until you zoom in farther. POIs are considered "details".

If you want to avoid the situation you described about the map returning to its condition (location, zoom level, etc) at your last search then avoid using the "Find Nearest Places" selection. That's always going to take you back to the location of your last search and the zoom level. In order for Mapsource to find nearest places it has to know "nearest to where?" so it makes the only assumption it can and uses the last location you used.

This is actually an artifact left over from the days when Mapsource also had navigation features. "Find Nearest Places" has no place in the modern Mapsource program because it has no concept of "Here" or "current location" any longer.

Instead, click "Find Places". That will leave the map looking exactly as it is when you select the function. It won't mess with where you presently have the map positioned and it won't mess with the zoom or detail levels.

...ken...
NotTheSharpestTool
'Find Places' is not available-- greyed out.
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