Working with Location Information in the Metadata Inspector

In addition to working with location information in Places view and Projects view, you can also work with location information in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector. The Map pane of the Metadata inspector provides a convenient means of modifying an image’s location information without having to switch to Places view. For more information about using the controls in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector, see the following sections:

Viewing Location Information Using the Metadata Inspector

You can view location information assigned to an image using the controls in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

To view an image’s location information using the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
  1. In the Browser, select an image whose location information you want to view.

  2. In the Metadata inspector, click the Map Pane button.

    The Map pane appears, with a red pin in the center of the map indicating where the image was shot.

    Figure. Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

The controls for zooming in to and out of the map are similar to the zoom controls in Places view.

Figure. Zoom buttons and location pin in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.
To zoom in to and out of the map in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
Do one of the following:
  • In the Map pane of the Metadata inspector, use the Zoom buttons to zoom in to or out of the location where the image was captured.

  • If your mouse has a scroll wheel, move the scroll wheel up to zoom in, or move the scroll wheel down to zoom out.

  • In the Map pane of the Metadata inspector, double-click the location pin.

    The map zooms in to the area where the image was captured. Double-click the location pin again to zoom in further.

Changing the Map View in the Metadata Inspector

There are four map views you can use within the Map pane of the Metadata inspector:

  • Satellite: This view shows the map as satellite imagery.
  • Satellite with Labels: This view shows the map as satellite imagery with street names and other information.
  • Road view: This view shows the map with a traditional depiction of roads, parks, borders, bodies of water, and more.
  • Terrain view: This view displays a topographical map with physical elevations as shaded relief along with elevation lines.
To switch views within the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
  • Choose a map view from the Map Pane Action pop-up menu.

    Figure. Map Pane Action pop-up menu in the Metadata inspector.

Assigning Location Information Using the Metadata Inspector

You can assign location information to an image using the controls in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

To assign location information using the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
  1. In the Browser, select an image to which you want to assign a location.

  2. In the Metadata inspector, click the Map Pane button to open the Map pane.

    Figure. Map Pane button in the Metadata inspector.

    The Map pane appears.

  3. Enter the name of the location you want to assign to the image in the Location field, then select the location in the search results list that appears.

    Figure. Map pane of the Metadata inspector showing the location name entered in the Location field and a location selected in the search results list.

    The map view changes to show the new location, with a purple location pin and a location label at its center.

  4. Click the Assign Location button in the location label.

    Figure. Assign Location and Cancel buttons in a location label in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

The location information is assigned to the image.

Modifying Location Information Using the Metadata Inspector

You can modify an image’s location information using the controls in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

To change an image’s location information using the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
  1. In the Browser, select an image whose location information you want to change.

  2. In the Metadata inspector, click the Map Pane button to open the Map pane.

    Figure. Map Pane button in the Metadata inspector.

    The Map pane appears, with a red pin in the center of the map indicating where the image was shot.

  3. Choose Move Pin from the Map Pane Action pop-up menu.

    Figure. Map Pane Action pop-up menu in the Metadata inspector.

    The red pin turns purple.

  4. Enter the name of a new location to assign to the image in the Location field, then select the location in the search results list that appears.

    Figure. Map pane of the Metadata inspector showing a location name entered in the search field and a location selected in the search results list.

    The map view changes to show the new location.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To assign the location to the image: Click the Assign Location button in the location label.
    • To cancel the location change: Click the Cancel button in the location label.
      Figure. Assign Location and Cancel buttons in a location label in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

Removing Location Information Using the Metadata Inspector

You can remove an image’s location information using the controls in the Map pane of the Metadata inspector.

To remove location information using the Map pane of the Metadata inspector
  1. In the Browser, select an image whose location information you want to remove.

  2. In the Metadata inspector, click the Map Pane button to open the Map pane.

    Figure. Map Pane button in the Metadata inspector.

    The Map pane appears.

  3. Choose Remove Location from the Map Pane Action pop-up menu.

    Figure. Map Pane Action pop-up menu in the Metadata inspector.

The location information is removed from the image.