Map Module - it's not Birdseye View rather than Oblique?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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The Map Module doesn't seem to have an option for just an oblique view of the satellite imagery. Now it looks like Bing's Birds-eye View.

 

I'm trying to drag images to a particular street intersection (I don't know the exact address) and the attached screenshot makes it a bit difficult.

 

What am I missing?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Can you not edit your posts on the Adobe forums??

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Engaged ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Not sure about the original post, but you can definitely edit your replies.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Maybe becasue I'm a noob...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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@oweniverson wrote:

Maybe becasue I'm a noob...


 

That might be correct if you mean you haven’t made many forum posts on this site. Although I don’t know all the details about how they program it, my understanding is that post editing is enabled for users with solid histories of valid posts, and not posting spam. I don’t know how they set the threshold for that, how many posts you have to have before they let you edit.

 

I just know that comment spam is a huge problem on many forums across the web, and one spammer tactic is to post an “innocent” post, then after it’s approved, they edit in their spam link. So, many forums have tried to defend against that by restricting editing except for very trusted users.

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Engaged ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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I don't know that you're "missing" anything.  That's just the way Google Maps displays some areas as you zoom in.  My only suggestions are to zoom out a little or switch the Map Style from Satellite to Road Map.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Maybe Bing does, but Google doesn't.

 

Google can, but it's not a default.

 

I guess yeah, standard map is the way to go. Just struck me weird not being able to see oblique satellite imagery.

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Engaged ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Google Maps seems to default to that view for me...

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Engaged ,
Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Whoops, I just noticed that your map screenshot is actually in Google Maps full Globe/3D view, not the one I was showing/thinking.  I've had that happen to me before too.  I've been able to get out of it in LrC by some combo of opening Google Maps in my browser and making sure I turn off Globe View on the Satellite layer and/or clearing my browser cache & cookies.  I don't know the particulars, but my guess is there's a shared setting somewhere that all Google Maps are using.

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Explorer ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Since a few days LrC Map module past a certain zoom level switches to the (horrible) Bird's Eye View, something that makes precise positioning of photos not possible anymore. Try this: put the pin where the new visualization makes you believe it's correct, then copy the coordinates and look in the real web version of Google Maps. You'll see a position very different, at least by 15/20 meters.

As my workflow requires PRECISE GPS, this is a new and really disturbing bug, the makes one of the most useful features of LrC totally a joke.

Please!! Revert to the old version!

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LEGEND ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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[This post contains formatting and embedded images that don't appear in email. View the post in your Web browser.]

 

My LR 11.3.1 Map module (both Mac and Windows) shows a Google 2D satellite view for that location (around 14 Wall St, New York), while yours is showing a Google Global (3D) view.   Someone else reported similar symptoms a couple weeks ago but never followed up on whether they went away.  Since not everyone sees the Global (3D) view, I think this is a bug affecting some rather than a deliberate change affecting everyone.

 

Here's my LR 11.3.1 Map for 14 Wall St:

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And zoomed all the way in:

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LEGEND ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Also, until someone can produce a step-by-step recipe that lets other reproduce the problem or until many people report it, it's unlikely it will get attention from Adobe, unfortunately.  

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LEGEND ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Moderators, @Rikk Flohr: Photography, please merge with this existing thread describing very similar symptoms:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/map-module-it-s-not-birdseye-view-rathe...

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New Here ,
May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Same problem here: LR Classic 11.3.1 on MacOS 12.3.1.

Hope there will be a fix soon.

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New Here ,
Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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So in last few months salellite/hybrid map view has changed from top view to some kind of perspective. 
Its bad for me for at least two reasons:

- perspective view got much older maps - at least 5 years old 

- its hard to add pin to locations behind buildings

Is there a way to change satellite map view to top view?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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A few others have reported this bug in the last couple of months.  It could be a bug in the way LR is calling Google's map service, or it could be purely a bug on Google's side. But without a reliable way to reproduce the problem on multiple configurations, Adobe won't pay much attention unless many, many people report the problem, unfortunately.

 

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Insteresting, now my map module cant load at all. Its all gray or its showing error msg. 

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Even better, after reopening my Lr once again - map module works normally like always. Maybe someone menaged to fix it? 
(i cant edit my post?)

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LEGEND ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Right now, if you close Lightroom Classic with the map module showing, you will get errors in the map module when you next launch Lightroom Classic. If you close Lightroom Classic from the Library or Develop modules and later launch Lightroom Classic, then the map module works properly.

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