How do I transfer data between place elements in The Master Genealogist v8 Posted January 22, 2012 · Report reply I have thousands of coordinate place elements that contain data with the format nnnnnnAnnnnnnnA [space] text qualifying the accuracy of the coordinates Migration to V8 fails to translate the coordinates into the new decimal format, presumably because of the additional text. I would prefer to leave the coordinates elements in my current format and have them imported to V8 successfully, but failing that, I can move the additional text to Field 10 which is currently unused. I assume migration would then work OK? So, how do I do this. I don't know FoxPro, but in the data structures I'm familiar with I could achieve this in seconds. I can't find any way in TMG to do this, other than by hand which will take weeks if not months. Not an option. I assume the data is in the _pd.FTP file. If so, how can I get at it and edit it? (Buying FoxPro for £600/900$ is also not an option, especially for a technology in its death throes). (i've had a look at John Cardinal's TMG utility, but can't see a solution there).