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Can I map my photo locations?

Updated: 06/26/2014

Had an adventure? Show where you've been!  On your own SmugMug site, you can flaunt your photos on a map.

Add a Map to Your Site  

Click Customize > Customize Site. Then Drag the Map content block from the Content Block Inspector to your homepage, page, gallery, or folder where you want it to appear.  
 
  • Maps can be displayed in all galleries, including passworded, Anyone with the Link (unlisted), and Only Me (private) galleries.  
  • However, maps on Pages outside galleries will not show hidden photos; photos in password-protected, Unlisted (Anyone with the Link), or Only Me (private galleries); or photos protected by a site-wide viewing password.
  • You can populate the map using these options:
    * Recent
    * Popular
    * Galleries I Choose
    * Photos I Choose
    * Keywords
  • Enable Map Features in the gallery settings must be set to On.  
  • The content block is limited to 1000 pins.  

View Photo Map Data

To view the map for a photo with Geo Data, click the information icon.

  • Pin Limits:  5000 per gallery and keywords galleries. 1000 on the Populars and Date pages.
  • Your site-wide Discovery settings in your Account Settings must be "Yes" for SmugMug Search Visibility, and your gallery settings should have "Inherit site-wide setting" for SmugMug Searchable under the Security & Privacy tab.

  • The Enable Map Features option in your gallery settings must be set to "On."

  • Pins are limited to 1000 per gallery and homepage map. 

Ways to tell us where the photo was taken:

  • If your photo has location info embedded in what's called its EXIF (a note stuck to your photo with details like the date it was taken) SmugMug automatically reads it and makes your gallery mappable. Check this SmugBlog entry for ways to embed it.

  • Have an iPhone or iPad? Use Camera Awesome and your photos will arrive in your SmugMug gallery all tagged and ready to map.

Add Geo Info by Hand

  1. While logged in, go to the photo and click the wrench button button > Open in Editor > Location Data.



  2. Click on the thumbnail map to “Select a New Location.”

  3. You can enter what you have of the address—for example, 1380 S Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA—a place of interest, or even GPS coordinates. Or you can right-click anywhere on the large map to “Place Marker Here.”


     
  4. Once the pin is placed on the map, you can drag it to fine-tune the location.


     
  5. Once you have your pin where you want, select Done.
  6. The map thumbnail should now show your pinned location for the mapped photo.

    You can drag the pin in this thumbnail view to tweak the location simply, but full mapping exists only within the larger map—accessible when you click the magnifying glass in the upper right.
  7. Click save to set the new location. You can also choose to “Remove Existing Data” or select Cancel if you want to start over.

Add Geo Data in Bulk

Have an entire gallery from one travel destination? You can geotag them all at once!

From your organizer, select the images you want to geotag, then click the wrench icon > Location Data.
 
  • If none of the selected images have any existing location data:

    1. Click the small map to access the enlarged map panel and choose your location.

    2. The "Remove Existing Data" button will be disabled and not clickable.

  • If all the selected images have the same location data:

    1. The small map will show a single marker at the spot corresponding to the location data stored in the images.

    2. Clicking the magnifying glass button will open the enlarged map so you can fine-tune the location.

    3. Latitude and longitude stored in the images will display below the thumbnail map.

    4. Clicking the "Remove Existing Data" button will remove the marker.

  • If you selected images have different location data:

    1. The small map won’t display a marker but can be clicked to open the enlarged map panel to fine-tune location data for all images.

    2. "Multiple Sets of Data" will show for the latitude and longitude.

    3. Clicking the "Remove Existing Data" button will remove all location data from the images.