Map and GPS geocoding wish list

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Map and GPS geocoding wish list

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I know I have brought some of these up before. Since I am right now working with some new photos I want to bring up my wishlist of working with the Map and I am experiencing the things that drive me nuts and can type them in real time. I am working with Catalina 10.15.4 and GC 11.1.3 (4293).

1) If no photos are selected, the map search box is disabled. I would like to be able to search a location without picking a photo first because...

2) If you have a photo selected and you do a search, the selected photos are automatically geocoded to whatever the search results come up with. Since I often will search for something nearby, then move the map around to find the exact locations, I don't want the search result to immediately geocode my photos. If 1) above was possible then this wouldn't be a problem.

3) When I pick a map point and then click & hold a spot to geocode the photo(s), why does the map zoom way out?
EDIT: OK just figured out this one only does that if you have the "Follow Selection" checkbox on the bottom left of the window checked. So, can this can changed so follow selection can maintain the same zoom level unless needed to change for multiple selections? As an example if I am zoomed in and then pick a different single photo, can the map simply move to that location without changing zoom level?

I think that is is. I had another complain but found that one was also related to "Follow selection" being turned on.

Thank you for your consideration,
Patrick
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Re: Map and GPS geocoding wish list

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Pushing this post to the top. If I had to pick one update I listed before then it would be, let me type in a location in the map search bar without picking a photo first and then have the map go to that location (without geocoding any photos since they are none selected).

This would go a long way of allowing me to get close to the location I want to pinpoint by typing in something nearby. Currently I have to do a lot of panning and zooming from the middle of the Atlantic ocean to get into the general area I am interested.
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Re: Map and GPS geocoding wish list

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I suggest to use the function "Add or Edit GPS Values with Map…".

That allows searching and zooming without a direct assign of the result.
Also, it supports reverse geocoding.

The function stores a recents list in addition.

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Re: Map and GPS geocoding wish list

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Sorry for the long delay getting back here. Just tried your suggestion and it works well. Thanks.