Google Maps to Bridge

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I have a question to Adobe Bridge developers. When are you going to add Google Maps to Bridge? This is the most obvious place to have it since all of your  your initial editing and captioning is carried out in Bridge before importing to Lightroom. I have to use GPS in my work and it's frustrating having to go back and forwards when checking locations of where photos are taken.
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Robert Thompson

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Teja V

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Hi Robert,

Could you please let us know more about your workflow with GPS? What would an ideal solution look like?

Thanks,
Teja
Senior Product Manager,
Adobe Bridge
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Robert Thompson

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Hi Teja

I'm a professional nature and wildlife photographer and author of photography books. I run workshops on nature photography. Workflow is an important part of the photography process. I am a Nikon user but made a conscious decision a few years ago to switch my workflow away from Nikon software and NEF files. I convert all of my files straight to DNG and have not regretted this, in fact, I find the whole workflow process quicker working now with Bridge to Lightroom and to Photoshop. All of my work needs to have GPS as do many other photographers. Most do their initial editing in browser software and add the relevant metadata into their files at that point. Bridge is much better for dealing with these initial tasks. This is also where you might want to view the locations of your images to accurately input the information. This makes much more sense to have the metadata in place at the beginning especially if you are converting to different file formats. I think this is the one thing missing from Bridge that is so important. Also, it would be useful if you could copy in one action the GPS coordinates as you can in Nikon's software to copy into the IPTC description field as this along with the information can be read on any software. 

I would have thought that this should not be that difficult to add to the software since it's already in Lightroom. I also do a lot of aerial photography and this is where is really pays off knowing exactly where you have shot the image from.

I would be happy to discuss further if you send me your contact email address etc.


Robert Thompson FRPS FIPF 

Website: www.robertthompsonphotography.com

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It would really be very welcome if this possibility were created very soon and Adobe Bridge was supplemented with this future.