Lightroom Classic: Problem Google Maps in module "Map"

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I posted this Question.

Out of the blue I have the error in the module “Map” in Lightroom CC 2015 shown as below I can’t fix. Can anybody help me please?

"Oops! Something went wrong. This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details".



The answer I got
See Map is no longer supported in this version of Lightroom

You'll have to upgrade to Classic CC 8.0 to get Maps working again.

My opinion
It's a scandel. I bought a Lightroom 6 licence 8 month ago. I understand that Adobe wants his customers to migrate to Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. But this is not the way to do this. Really outrageous!

This may be allowed according to the license, but that is not how you deal with paying customers.

I decide when I am about to go to a new version, and I will not force myself in this way. I also understand that you have to step over once, but this is like scam.

I am going to orient myself on DxO Photolab, Luminar, On1 and Affinity Photo. Sure I can find a good alternative in that.

I am going to say goodbye to all Abobe products that I have been paying for for years.

See our complete conversation on https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2567828
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  • Screwed, angry and disappointed.

Posted 4 months ago

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6 - Map Module.

I was wondering why the Map module of Lightroom 6 was no longer working and was frankly appalled to find that Adobe have pulled support for the feature in this version, despite the fact that I purchased Lightroom 6 on a standalone licence. How shoddy that Adobe chooses to  repay ones support in this way. And before anyone asks I have no intention of switching to a subscription based product.  I am more convinced than ever of the need to jump ship to a rival.
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1. It is not a technical issue with G's API. It is Adobe choice to use:
a) Google Maps or e.g. OpenStreet Maps
b) IF they choose Google's than how to re-cap money for any Google's API use (pay-per use above cap or force yearly subscription)
Thus Adobe has made a choice and Adobe is responsible for being vulnerable to Google policies on money flow tricks and API changes.
2. Phase One imports some attributes from LR library - has anyone made comparison what rivals DO import ?
best rgds
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reactivate Map-Module in Lightroom 6.x MacOS / Windows as well.

Map-Module does not work anymore since 2018,1. December, reactivation is necessary
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reactivate Map-Module in Lightroom 6.x MacOS / Windows as well (merging 1).

Adieu Adobe with all your products (i.e. "Rest in Peace") , as I'm not interested in any subscription of any product. I've bought Lightroom, starting with version 3, and it seems to end now with version 6.x.
For me it is no old software, as I'm using it ervery day, so again : Good bye Adobe

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Reactivate Map-Module in Lightroom 6.x MacOS / Windows as well.
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Antoine Hlmn

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What software will you be using?
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Gareth Hawkes

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digiKam is the best I have found. I have 1000s of hierarchic labels(tags), and these import 'properly'. Image editor also looks good.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Looks good and open source! Great, thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reactivate Map-Module in Lightroom 6.x MacOS / Windows as well (merging 2).

You may want to also say good-bye to Google as it was Google that pulled the rug out from under your, Maps, not Adobe.  Adobe didn't change anything - Google did.  Had Google not changed their licensing algorithm and interface technology for 3 party applications using Google Maps such as Lightroom (and it seems thousands of others as well), the maps in your version 6.x of Lightroom would still be functional.  

I'm not going to say that Adobe hasn't done some things I don't care for (e.g. abandoning Perpetual Licenses for PS and LR) but killing the map module in older versions is not one of them.  Do you really expect a SW company to continue making changes to software that is several versions out of date?  Microsoft doesn't do this.  Google doesn't do this.  Symantec doesn't do this.  Apple doesn't do this.  In fact no SW company does this. 

So, if you want to protest Adobe no longer supporting Perpetual License models for SW by all means move on to some other product and trust that the other product doesn't follow suit.  But, don't blame Adobe for Google's decision to change the rules for Google Maps.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Reactivate Map-Module in Lightroom 6.x MacOS / Windows as well.
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Joachim Hermann Jean Heuser

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I used Google implicitly through Lightroom. So goodby Google as well.
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David Lingard

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Strange how things change ...
(Edited)
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Just Shot Me

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You included a Q&A from nearly 6 years ago.
Have "YOU" changed your mind on anything over the last 6 years?
Come down off your cross, Build a Bridge with the wood and Get Over It.
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Ouch, did I touch a nerve? To answer your question - No.
I have never reversed my position if it has been declared as clearly and unequivocally as above.
An unambiguous commitment  is an unambiguous commitment and I see no ethical way out of that.
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Wow, so there is a clear commitment that there will not be a different version of Lightroom called Lightroom CC, and that happened a year ago. Anything else? Er, no.
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Just Shot Me

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No David you haven't touched a nerve. This topic has been beaten to death. Adobe did not change anything, Google did. Adobe will not update older programs.
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Let me start with an apology as I may have made my offering in the wrong thread and I realise that the Adobe/Google thing has been done to death – and that might be why, John, I think you may have missed my point.
My use of Adobe software started with version 3.5 of Photoshop and I loyally and happily upgraded  every 18 months or so. I adopted Lightroom at the start after beta testing v1 and have successively upgraded to v6, never happy, but accepting, Adobe’s policy of charging “foreigners” more than our friends in the USA. Now, here’s my gripe, and this one has been done to death as well, I have no wish to pay monthly.
Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?
A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.
Loyalty should always be a two-way thing but of course, that doesn’t figure in a balance sheet; like many others I feel let down.

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Right and Adobe changed their minds on that. That is why "I" asked " Have "YOU" changed your mind on anything over the last 6 years. If you have then why can't Adobe. If you haven't then you are firmly planted in your mind and opinions. I'm not sure which is worse.
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The question is not who changed their mind or who’s fault it is. The customer doesn’t give a shit about it. The question is when the software was sold.

If your version was replaced by a newer version... (LR 5 replaces by LR 6) well too bad. (Says Adobe).

If you bought the latest version a couple of months ago, you should have the right to « return » your product.
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No, I didn't miss the point, David, I was pulling your leg. The thing is, while I certainly wish Adobe had continued to sell perpetual licences, "indefinitely" doesn't mean "forever", and never has done so.
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While I agree careful writers don't use "indefinitely" to mean "forever" (see the dictionary.com definition below), and Adobe never intended "forever", I understand why many users interpreted it that way. I suspect Adobe regrets its choice of the word and in hindsight would have phrased it differently. 

From dictionary.com:
  1. not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited:an indefinite number.
  2. not clearly defined or determined; not precise or exact:an indefinite boundary; an indefinite date in the future.
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I certainly don't want to start a semantics war but I've always thought it meant permanent - what a waste of a grammar school education - I'll go and stand in the corner.
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David Lingard

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But there again, my copy of the OED (surely the authority?) says, "For an unlimited time (was postponed indefinitely)".  Just semantics ...
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It's precisely that ambiguity of meaning, especially the meaning as understood by the typical customer (as opposed to dictionaries), that any careful marketer would want to avoid.  I think all the evidence indicates that Adobe is guilty of sloppy communication rather than deliberate intent to communicate "forever".
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6 Map function disaabled.

The latest update to Lightroom 6 has disabled the previously working map functionality. On contacting their support they confirmed that the maps have been disabled and the only way to gain access to maps is to purchase a monthly Creative Cloud plan. How is this not illegal? Attached is their response.
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Depending on where you live en when and how you purchased LR6, warranty may apply and this abviously breaks the warranty