Lightroom: Improve granularity of reverse-geocoded location info, via Settings

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LR 4.1rc2, tested under Windows 7 x64.

Hi, some suggestion for the Location Info metadata:

The Reverse-geocoding feature should give the user more control onto what location fields should or should never be automatically filled. For example, the 'sublocation' info returned by Adobe's geolocation service (or is it Google? Teleatlas? the CIA?) is frequently erroneous or extremely imprecise, and I guess some people use this field in a more creative or personalized way (e.g. "Mom's house" rather than "20-22 Baker Street").

I also guess Flickr customers would rather have the ISO country code field always empty because any 2- or 3-letter code in this field gets added as a tag/keyword on pictures uploaded to Flickr (this is more a glitch on Flickr's side; agreed).
Oh, by the way, ISO country codes can be 2 or 3 letters long, FYI - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1 for a short lecture on the topic.

As for the implementation of this better control on metadata items, such custom-tailored settings could be either system-wide ('Preferences') or catalog-restricted ('Catalog settings')
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You wrote, "Oh, by the way, ISO country codes can be 2 or 3 letters long, FYI - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1 for a short lecture on the topic."

While LR automatically fills in two-letter country codes, it does let you manually enter three-letter codes.
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I would like to be able to have a check box to make permanent the temporary geocoding information that is grayed out, location fields that are filled in when the gps coordinates are provided by using a device (I am using a Nikon GPS-1). I cannot go through a select each field on every individual image when I have thousands to work with. This makes having this information less valuable. I need to be able to have that info. "live" so it will show up on files created that are exported.