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Old Mar-18-2012, 07:11 AM
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Map this - Google Map
Map this - Google Map is broken. Only terrain showing, no other choices like sat. images.
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Old Mar-18-2012, 07:18 AM
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Not broken, new. Google changed up so many things on their Maps deal with us that we switched Map providers. We'll have a blog post soon and we also have some neat maps improvement underway as well.
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Old Mar-18-2012, 07:56 AM
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Not broken, new. Google changed up so many things on their Maps deal with us that we switched Map providers. We'll have a blog post soon and we also have some neat maps improvement underway as well.
Without the satellite image it's kind of useless in a lot of cases.

Edit: actually find it very useless for pin pointing bird locations. No reference to anything shown.
http://maps.smugmug.com/?feedType=ge...1980954_3Hs8R4
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Old Mar-24-2012, 05:04 PM
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What a mess... things are falling apart, all the good things change or disappear.

Give - us - back - our - maps - incl. - satellite !
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Old Mar-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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What a mess... things are falling apart, all the good things change or disappear.

Give - us - back - our - maps - incl. - satellite !
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Old Mar-24-2012, 06:09 PM
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Ya might have missed the most important question, WILL there be satellite images?
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Old Mar-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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Ya might have missed the most important question, WILL there be satellite images?
Al, and all - please stay tuned
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Old Mar-25-2012, 01:17 PM
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Old Mar-26-2012, 08:28 AM
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Now, with Satellite view - click the icon upper right on your map.
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Old Mar-26-2012, 08:49 AM
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Now, with Satellite view - click the icon upper right on your map.
Great! Thanks. But sure is degraded from what we were use to.

Any chance of hybrid view? Aerial and roads? Zooming in aerial all labels/roads are lost.
Also it does not zoom in as much as GoogleEarth did. About 2-3 zooms short.
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Old Mar-26-2012, 08:52 AM
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Now, with Satellite view - click the icon upper right on your map.
I appreciate the effort Andy, but with the path you're on, it's never gonna be good IMHO. Here's an example, this is the view of a gallery using Google imagery:


Now the exact same view on SmugMug:


Pretty horrible, right? The worst thing is that the resolution is so low that this Smugmug view is zoomed in as far as it will go (becomes greyed out one click further zoomed in), while the Google view zooms in until I see the sheep grazing on the hills of this vulcano where I am now.

Please increase your prices and pay Google from the extra income
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Old Mar-27-2012, 03:27 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, Al and Nick, we really appreciate it
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Old Apr-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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Well, did a few fotoshoots last weeks and one with geotagging, and I was very dissapointed with the map-provider. Good the see that it's not only europe that has poor sattelite resolution / color / zoom, but that it's a global thing. And that's not good. Well, hope this will be sorted out somehow. Nick's post says it all.
SmugMug is a great site, with high standards, but this map thing is well below any standard. Better not to offer it, then offering this.
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Old Apr-26-2012, 07:59 PM
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Even worse if you want to zoom in.

Smugmug at max resolution:


Google at max resolution:


That may not be broken to you, but it doesn't work for me.
Old Apr-28-2012, 02:49 AM
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Definitely a big downgrading in the quality and this is not in line with your history of continuous improvement….
I would suggest to keep up with the Google map's changes or to find a new, better, provider!!

Thank you.

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Old Apr-28-2012, 04:38 AM
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Definitely a big downgrading in the quality and this is not in line to your history of continuous improvement….
I would suggest to keep up with the Google map's changes or to find a new, better, provider!!

Thank you.
Thanks for the feedback - we wish that Google didn't make it so hard for us to continue to use them :(
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Old Apr-28-2012, 09:41 AM
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You need to stop blaming this on Google. Adobe is able to work just fine with Google Maps in LR, so this is a solvable problem. Even Flickr's maps are better.

This isn't a Google problem. It's a SmugMug problem.
Old Apr-28-2012, 09:44 AM
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This isn't a Google problem. It's a SmugMug problem.
Well, you don't have all the details, do you
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Old Apr-28-2012, 11:19 AM
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Perhaps not, but that's only because you aren't sharing them. Considering that, it seems a little unfair for you to dismiss me because I'm ignorant. But said details are only of academic interest as compared the the end result anyway. I see what can be done with mapping tagged photos, and I see what I get out of SmugMug. SmugMug simply falls short on this feature as compared to others.
Old Apr-28-2012, 04:31 PM
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I'm afraid I have to agree, the new maps in Smugmug are disappointing. We should be able to show markers on google maps, with a choice of sat images with or without labels, simple maps, and TERRAIN. Also, why the 150 markers limit on the Around the World map. This map should be able to display all of our geotagged images, as we zoom in to a specific location.

Smugmug is a GREAT service, I just love it. This is just one point that could be improved. Keep up with the good work!
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