Map Module Locations should do more than just show you the location on a map.

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I don't know how much use the map module gets from others here, but I like to make as much use as I can and would really like it to do much more than it currently does. I'm interested mainly in travel photography as well as building up my catalogue of my local area. Currently I feel it offers relatively little when it comes to managing my photos, seeming more focused towards displaying the GPS information in my catalogue than really working with it.
A few things come to mind as things I feel I really should be able to do but I'm sure there are others.
  • Create a saved location that isn't circular, allowing me to more accurately define and then find photos from areas such as a specific park.
  • Allow saved locations to be searched like metadata, for example creating a smart collection or filter preset that will find photos within a specific location.
  • Allow keywords to be added based on saved location in the same way that they are by the facial recognition, so for example if you have a park as a saved location, you can have keywords such as 'park' automatically applied to photos that are in that lcoation.
  • Bit more advanced but how about being able to import GIS data to use as you would a saved location? My preferred format would be .shp as this is the most readily available online but the more familiar one to most people would probably be .kmz, either way you could then download data such as the boundaries of national parks, or locations of listed buildings from various online sources and use these as saved locations to then keyword or filter your photographs.
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Greetings,

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Hi, is this just a standard response or should I be taking note here? I didn't find any really similar ideas to this in the forum..
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Both. It is a standard response and you should be taking note to get the maximum benefit from your post.  You have multiple distinct requests here. They will work better as individual requests for the reasons above.  Please consider posting each as an individual request. 
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