Lightroom: allow use of "Map Location" in smart collections

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In Lightroom one can create a Location in the Map module and save it, say a 1km radius around one's home. Useful when you want to add geolocations in the Map module, or find all images taken in that location. But you have to go to Maps to use it.

In the Library module, you can use a Filter to find by "Map Location," like the home one described above. So you don't have to go to the Map module and can immediately launch into tasks, like some metadata entry, only available in Library.

But for some reason that same filter criteria—Map Location—was left out of the criteria one could use when making a Smart Collection. Having such a dynamic collection always available would be very helpful in other modules, for publishing, etc. Otherwise one has to keep making new static collections from the filter.

So please fix this, and include "Map Location" as a criteria for Smart Collections.
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robgendreau

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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I voted for the idea.  Smart collections and filters are riddled with such inconsistencies.

"Having such a dynamic collection always available would be very helpful in other modules, for publishing, etc. Otherwise one has to keep making new static collections from the filter."

Depending on workflow, rather than creating static collections, it might be easier to go to Library, change the filter to the desired location, then go back to the other module.  The filtered photos will be available in the filmstrip.