On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Graham Seaman <graham@theseamans.net> wrote:
Hi

I'd like to use the place information to generate a map of a county
showing which villages people with my surname lived in the the 18th
century (perhaps with different colours to show if it was an isolated
individual or a family). I know I can't do it directly with gramps, and
think it would take too much knowledge ever to be fully automated, but
I'm wondering if anyone has developed any tools to make this kind of
thing easier
 
The (currently experimental) GeoView plugin can do what you're looking for:

http://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=GeoView

There are screenshots on the bottom of the page.
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Vlada Perić