I have been using Google Maps via digiKam and have geolocated thousands of photos.
To speed things up, I have made numerous geolocation “carrier” jpegs from which I can copy the coordinates and paste them to photos that are from the same geographical location.
It has worked out that, for the last few months, for everything I have had need to geolocate, I have already had a “carrier” from which to copy the coordinates.
Today, I read a post in an Adobe Elements forum and they were lamenting the fact that Google Maps no longer worked with Adobe programs; I thought “No problem, I use digiKam” – more fool me…
Out of curiosity, I opened the Google Maps geolocater in digiKam and was greeted first with a big notification that said something to the effect of “this web-page cannot properly access Google Maps”
And, emblazoned across the map, very closely spaced, was the line “For Development Purposes Only”
All of my many hundreds of map bookmarks were still there.
When I tried to zoom in closer, it would zoom in and then immediately return to the zoomed out aspect that I had to start with.
On EDIT: >>> I have just made some practice images and drag-dropped them onto pin-point locations on the map; other that the annoying watermarks all over the place, and moving the map being quite sluggish, I was able to accurately drag/drop each of the images onto the correct location and the resulting metadata displayed the correct coordinates with pinpoint accuracy; so…, all is not completely lost.
Oh yeah, I also managed to get the map to zoom up close and stay there; whereas, at first, it would bounce back to a non-zoomed view.
Is there a fix for this situation ?
Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.