Restoring the Locations Tree

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A few years ago, IMDb used to keep track of all locations listed in movies and television shows in the database with a "Locations Tree", that is, a hierarchical list of all the locations known to the database. Unfortunately, I can't find any archived examples of it, but maybe other people can.

The Locations Tree was useful for helping identify locations which had been misspelled or entered into the database under more than one name for the same place.

Col Needham, CEO of IMDb, wrote in a discussion thread about the Locations Tree:
As a fan of the location tree myself, I would love to see it return too.
And he later wrote:
The best way to vote in support of this is to post it as an idea on Get Satisfaction. 
So if you would like to see an organized list of locations return to IMDb, please support this idea. For more information, see the thread at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/175370852.
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Hey, gromit:
Unfortunately, I can't find any archived examples of it, but maybe other people can.
What about these two screenshots?

Root elements


Small excerpt from how the tree's hierarchy looks like


Hola (+1 vote, of course OK)
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LJ: Thanks for tracking down these screen shots which illustrate what the Location Tree was like, and thanks for your support on this idea.

Also thanks to Col, Dan, Peter, and the Mayor for their support as well.