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So far in this chapter, we've been focusing in on how we can manage and organize our photographs using the library module. And next what I want to do in this chapter is continue that conversation and talk about how we can do some similar things by working with what's called the map module. The map module allows us to group images together based on geographic or GPS information. So let's go ahead and take a look at how we can begin to work with the map module. To navigate to this module, click on the Map button, which is located right here. When you click on that, it will take you to the module, and it will show you a google map version of the world. And in this case, you can see it's focused in on the town where I live, which is Santa Barbara, California.
Now, you can change the view of the map by clicking on this icon right here. You'll notice we have a number of different options. You can click through those. There also are some really handy shortcuts, which you can use. On a Mac, press Cmd + 1-6. On Windows, press Ctrl + 1-6, and this will allow you to change or select the view that you want to work with. After you've found the view that you want to work with, what you can then do is take a look at your photographs. Now, we'll begin by looking at photographs which have GPS information embedded in the photographs.
Then in the next movie, we'll talk about how we can create our own map locations and group our images based on where they were captured. Well here on this map, I want to zoom in a little bit. To do that, you can either double-click on the map, or you can click on this icon right here. In zooming into this area, we can see that we have these seven photographs. If we hover over this, you can see these are pictures that I captured of my daughter Elsie using my iPhone. And here we can click through these photographs. Now if we want to filter our view of all of our photographs below and just see the images which are visible on this map area that we're working on, we can use the location filter. When you click on Visible On Map, that will then filter and just show you the pictures which are visible in this view of the map. If you move that area around, what will update or show the other images which you've captured in other areas, as well.
If you want to turn off the filtering, you can of course, click on the None button, which will then turn off that filtering option. So that you can view all of your photographs below in the film strip. Alright, well now that we've been introduced to the map module and we've seen how we can have images which have GPS information embedded in the metadata, which Lightroom will automatically pick up on and save in this particular location. Let's also talk about how we can create our own locations. Especially for those situations with most of our cameras which don't have embedded GPS information as part of the xf, or the metadata information.
So let's take a look at how we can add some of our own locations, and add images to those locations. And let's do that in the next movie.
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