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Chapter 5. Map Mode In the Map Mode, you work with the geographic coordinates of your images. 5.1. Overview Map mode displays a world map with currently open images or images tied to their geographic location. For this, the image must contain geodata. Some new cameras, including smartphones, are already equipped with geolocation receivers (GPS), there are no receivers in other cameras, and additional equipment is required to link to the location. If your camera does not support the geolocation function, then in darktable there is a method for comparing time and date data from Exif of your image (s) with a special GPX data tracking file created by a GPS tracker that records your movements. These can be handheld devices or a GPS tracker application on a smartphone. The comparison is carried out in the “Browse” mode (see section 2.3.9, “Geotagging”). 5.1.1. Viewing a Map A map is displayed in the central area of ​​the Map mode. These cards are taken from open source maps on the Internet. Updated map data is available only if you are connected to the Internet. Darktable stores previously loaded map data in the disk cache. Map navigation can be performed on the map. Left-clicking allows you to move the map; and using the scroll wheel can be scaled. On the map there are controls and informational data that will help you find your way. The navigation area is located in the upper left of the map. Use it as an alternative to moving and scrolling with the mouse. The distance scale of the map is displayed on the bottom left. In the lower right corner you see the geographical coordinates of the center of the map. Images for which geographic coordinates are specified in the metadata are displayed as small icons on the map. To assign geocoordinates to the image, activate the photo tape on the bottom panel (press Ctrl + f). You can assign a geographical location to an image by dragging the image icon from the photo ribbon to the desired location on the map. Darktable will record the new geographic location (longitude and latitude) as part of the image metadata. Exported images will include this data. To remove geocoordinates from the image, simply drag it from the map onto the photo tape. On the left and right of the map there are panels for additional control. 5.1.2. Undo / redo actions All map postings in the “Map” mode are remembered darktable. You can then undo or redo these changes to restore the previous state. Please note that the undo / redo tool has no limit on the number of steps in the image placement process, but is reset every time you leave Map mode. The default hot keys are: • Ctrl + z: undo the last action. • Ctrl + y: repeat the undone action (does nothing if the undo action has not yet been used). 5.2. Map Mode Panels This section contains documentation on the panels related to the Map mode. 5.2.1. Left Panels With panels on the left side of the map, we are familiar from the “Browse” mode (section 2.3, “Browse Mode Panels). Create image selection rules using the Collections panel. The collections that have been recently used can be selected from the corresponding panel. You can also get information about the image under the mouse cursor in the "Metadata" panel. 5.2.2. Location Search The Location Search module is used to search for a place on the map. To use this feature you need an internet connection. To use the module, enter a place or address in the text field, press the enter key, and a list of results is displayed. Click on the appropriate result and the map will move to the selected location. In addition, a contour covering this location or a pointer showing the location will be displayed. Now you can place images on the map by dragging them from the photo ribbon at the bottom of the screen. The GPS location will be embedded in the image. 5.2.3. Map Settings In the Map Settings panel, you can select your preferred data source for the map from different providers. Some of them provide different layers, such as satellite view, etc., which you can switch to. 5.2.4. Labels The "Tags" panel allows you to assign and delete image tags, as well as create or delete tags. It is divided into two parts. The upper part contains the tags that are currently attached to the image. The bottom section contains all available tags. To display the data, you must select an image or mouse over it. See Section 2.3.11, “Tags” for details.