Elements: Drop the map

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Why do locations have to be on a
map?  I do not want to use this feature; there should be an option to
continue with locations and not use a map.


made tags dunnamany versions ago, upgraded to 12 and now to 14.  I am
again adding tags and tagging pictures.  My locations do not have map
locations, and I like that.  But I am told that any new tags much be on
the map.  I do not want to do that.


fact that I don't want to should be enough, but let me add that I might
have a location like "California" which would include LA and Sn Fco -
two places which are not together on the map.  So it would be incorrect
to use the map.  Drop the map.


example is the restaurant In-N-Out.  Tasty chain.  But there are lots
of them.  When I tag a photo as being at In-N-Out, I do not care which
location it is.  I don't want to consider where it is on the map.  Drop
the map.


What if I don't want to indicate where a place is, but just want to call it a name "Sue's house"?  Drop the map.


will be using Event tags as Location tags and hope that I can convert
the tag type, when the location tag is unconnected to the map.


I do not mind if some folks like the map.  I just want an option which says I don't have to.


If this exists, the support people are unaware of it.




-- Diane
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Diane Davidson

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Lukasz Jakubowski

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Frankly, I don't get you at all.

You don't need Places? Do not use them, just ignore this tab. Create a tag group Places and use it instead. If locations you use do not refer to geographical places, they do not belong to Places, they are just your names, like "flower" or "sunday picnic".

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Diane Davidson

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That's a good suggestion for a work around.  But I gave examples of places which are not exact geographic locations.  I am sorry if you don't see that as examples.  And I also do not want to use the map.  That's my preference.  But the example of the restaurant - that is a place, but there are several places for the restaurant, so it is not one place.  Yes?

-- Diane
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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It's not a workaround.
It's the normal, logical way if you want to manage places without using maps. Just like it has always been in previous versions. You can still create your 'my places' keyword hierarchy with multiple subcategories according to your needs.
Don't forget that you can also use captions and notes to include also places information. The 'text search' box is very powerful to retrieve your selection from keywords, parts of captions or notes.