The main advantages of separating Place
1. geocoding is made much simpler.
The mapping system uses geocoding to insert the Lattitude and Longitude
of a place, so that it can be located accurately on the map. Whilst it may know where Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
is, I doubt it would know every Building or street address within Swansea.
2. It reduces keystrokes needed to enter a location.
When adding a location to a fact, as you start typing, FH use auto-complete to find the location you want.
e.g.if I wanted Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
, auto-complete would most probably recognise it within 5 or 6 keystokes (or 1 if you had only just used Swansea
before). Then, when you added the Address
component, another auto-complete kicks in to complete the Address
Had you included tha Address
part In your Place
like High Street, 26, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
, you would have to type all of the address, before you reached the Swansea part, in order to identify the correct High Street, of which there must be thousands in UK.
If you search the forum, there will be lots of discussions on the various systems used, and the above is the reasons I separate Place
. Others may disagree
NB I add House number after
Street name, to help auto-complete find similar addresses.