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Consistency of free-form input geographic entities

Posted 10 years ago

Wouldn't it be great to have more consistency in the output of Free-form Input for geographic entities?

Right now when you type in "us states" you obtain as output an EntityClass object. However, if you type in "provinces of canada", "regions of france", "states of australia" you obtain a list of strings with their names. For the last cases, it would be more useful to get Entity objects that you can directly use in GeoGraphics, for example.

Also funny is that sometimes you get the InputForm of the object, that is a plain text expression like "EntityClass["AdministrativeDivision", "AllStatesPlusDC"]" and other times you get the "short form" (the yellow rounded rectangle icon).

POSTED BY: Miguel Olivo-V
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