Lightroom: Allow Map module to zoom in further, at least to GPS resolution limit (+/- 3 meters).

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LR's Map module is great, but it won't allow zooming in sufficiently to separate two photo locations that are within a certain distance of each other, even though GPS units have sufficient resolution to make that separation.

As a result, instead of showing individual icons for photos that could be resolved as separate points on the basis of their GPS data, LR shows them combined in a single icon because of the zoom level.

It likely would require 'overzooming' the maps, but that's commonly handled among map display facilities, eg., Google Earth.

Said differently, LR's Map module should allow 'overzooming' to any user-desired level.
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Jim Elder

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Mark Giglio

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I would like to see this addressed as well. I think it would be valuable to be able to space photos within 1 foot of each other, or less. Doing this would not necessarily over complicate the interface or visualizations. I would suggest something like Google Earth's capability where photos are grouped based on the zoom level.

Other Map Library wish list items:
Custom icons e.g., small dots, or "V"s indicating the heading and FOV
The ability to enter camera heading
The ability to enter and the FOV and maximum view distance for photograph, giving the user a visualization of the subject matter from overhead.

Keep up the good work.