30 Nov “Find People” Updates
Recent changes to “Find People” page linked under the Directory menu (for logged-in residents only):
- The Show Maps link to Fearrington residents’ home addresses has returned. Google’s software is used to display the map and optionally give directions to or from the address. Google changed the way the maps are generated, so the Show Maps page needed to be recoded. New map options: directions for walking and biking as well as driving.
- A new search option is available: Lookup by first or nickname. This search option, requiring two or more characters to be typed, searches first, middle and nicknames for matches in the directory.
- Finally, a Find “sounds like” names? option has been added to both the Find last name and Lookup by first or nickname choices. The program used to check for “sounds-like” names is not as good as the human ear, of course, but might be useful if you don’t find what you need using exact matches.