Elements 13: Inflexible place tags

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Recently I have upgraded from elements 10 to 13. In general I am very happy.
But I am really annoyed that I can no longer organize and name places as I want them. I want to be able to personalize places. For example "my livingroom" or "local park" and order them in a tree of my chosing, and not just land, region, town, street.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Are you in the same situation as the one in this discussion?
http://www.elementsvillage.com/forums...
Elements 11 has introduced the special 'places' category which is linked to the map localisation of the picture. As I understand it, you stil can, like me, use the old custom definition of places, which is not linked to geotagging.
I do not approve the automatic change to the new scheme when converting to PSE11 or later, I'd prefer a warning and the option to keep the old way if you don't need geotagging.
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Yes,

That is exactly my problem.
The idea is good to place "tags" on a map, so that the location is known, and stored with the photo, but I want to determine what the tag is called, and how they are organised, and not have photoshop forcing its idea of how it should be.
In the conversion my old structure was maintained and I had fun placing several thousand locations on the map. But now I'm stuk. Recreating the same tree again as "normal" tags will not be my idea of a solution. Its not so much the 80000+ photos, but the 1000+ locations.
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Thanks for clarifying Andy.
I expect you would get a number of votes for your suggestion of enabling a free hierarchical organization within the 'places' category.
Not sure it would be easy to implement in the database structure and interface, but worth trying...
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"Me Too"
There are places that the map does not know about. I cannot move the tag hierarchy so that e.g. one place in a town will come directly under "England" & I cannot move it to be a sub tag of the town (in manual or auto)
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Yes, Originally I had all my towns alphabetically per land. I'm not interested in which county they are.
I've Just been to New Zealand for the first time. The Location information is a total chaos.
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Have the same problem. Not interested in County, Street and Street Number.
The geotag is nice and would be useful if it also allows the display of direction of picture and angle of view, based on the focal length.
A separate program such as "GeoSetter" uses a combination of many maps and databases to make the display of the geotag much more informative. It also add geotags of Country Code, State/Province, City and Sublocation to the EXIF data automatically from the GPS coordinates already located inside the picture file. 
Now I had to create manually under "Other" category a new subcategory called "Locations" and create country and towns hierarchial structure under this "Location" (mimicking the old Places tag category). 
Having more than 250 old Places tags, this is not an easy endeavor.......
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Recently upgraded from Elements 13 to15, and now the caos is even worse. You still cant organise things as you want them. You now have to "lookup" places which generally fails. You can then try to shift them on the map, but that ony screws up whats in the database.