Understanding Map View

Mylio’s Map view is a beautiful and informative way of organizing your photos. Your photos will be pinned on a map of Earth, outlining all of the locations where you’ve taken photos and how many photos you have in that location.

Many cameras, including most smartphones, will record GPS location data when taking a photo. Mylio can interpret this data and automatically fill your Map view. However, if you have photos without GPS data, Mylio also makes it easy to add GPS data to these images and display them appropriately.

Viewing and Finding Photos

To open Mylio’s Map view, select Map from the Navigation panel. If you have photos that contain GPS data, they will appear as pins on the map automatically.

Mylio will collection your images into pins based off of the proximity that they were taken. You can zoom into the map using a pinch-in and pinch-out technique on touchscreens and trackpads, or use the plus and minus signs in the bottom right corner of the map to zoom in and out. As you zoom in, Mylio separates your photos into more defined pins, allowing you to better see where each set of photos was taken. Please see the example below of Map view at different zoom levels:

Zoomed Out:

Zoomed In:

Once you have found a set of photos that you wish to view, select the pin by clicking or tapping on it to view the photos taken in that area.

Searching for Photos

In addition to browsing photos by manipulating the Map view, you can also utilize Mylio’s search from within Map view to find a specific location. For instance, you can type “Bermuda” in Mylio’s search bar to automatically be taken to the island of Bermuda and shown the images taken there.

Alternatively, you can search a specific address or landmark in the Map view’s search to be taken to that location as well.

  Note:  Map view’s search bar does not accept line breaks, so copying and pasting a full address that includes line breaks will return unexpected results.
  Note:  Mylio’s map information is delivered by a third party, if a specific photo or set of photos displays the wrong information we are not able to adjust it.

Adding GPS Data

If your photos do not currently have GPS data, you can add GPS data to them in Mylio.

  1. Locate the image that you wish to add GPS data to. You can locate them using All Photos view, Folder view, Album view, People view, Events view, or Calendar view.
      Note:  these steps must be completed in grid view (multiple photos being seen). GPS data cannot be manipulated in single-photo view.
  2. Open the Map panel from within the Details panel.
  3. Select the image or set of images so that they are outlined in blue. You can select multiple images by holding the Command key (Mac) or Control key (Windows) while clicking multiple images.
  4. Move the map in the Map panel to the general location you want the photos to be tagged at by clicking and dragging or tapping and dragging the map. You can zoom in and out of the map with the plus and minus sign at the bottom right of the Map panel. If needed, you can make the Map panel larger or smaller by selecting the arrow at the left center of the Map panel.
  5. Once you have a location chosen, drag the selected photos out of Mylio’s center panel and into the Map panel. A green plus sign will appear in the Map panel, showing that you are pinning the images to this location.
  6. Drop the images where you would like them to be tagged. You can fine-tune this later if needed.
  7. Mylio will create a pin containing your images that can now be moved and fine-tuned by dragging it.
  8. Once you are ready to confirm the location of the pin, select the green check mark in the top left. If you would like to cancel, select the red X at the top right.

Fixing Incorrect GPS Data

If your photos include incorrect GPS data, you can change it within Mylio’s Map view or from the image (or set of images) themselves.

Changing Incorrect GPS Data from Map view

  1. Open Map view by selecting Map from the Navigation panel.
  2. Locate the pin of images that have incorrect GPS data. Do not open the pin by selecting it, stay in Map view.
  3. Click and hold, or tap and hold, on the pin you wish to change the location of. The pin will begin to shake.
  4. Drag the pin to the correct location. You can drag outside of your current view by approaching the edge, or zoom out (and back in, later) to move far away from the current location.
  5. Select the green check mark at the top left of the pin to confirm the new GPS data, or select the red X in the top right to cancel.

Changing Incorrect GPS Data from Image view

  1. Open an image in Mylio or find a group of images in grid view that have incorrect GPS data.
  2. Open the Map panel from within the Details panel.
  3. Select the image or set of images so that they are outlined in blue. You can select multiple images by holding the Command key (Mac) or Control key (Windows) while clicking multiple images.
  4. Mylio will display the current GPS location for the selected images in the Map panel. If no specific location is shown, the photos may not currently have readable GPS data (you can proceed with the following steps to add location data if desired).
  5. Move the map to the general location you want the photos to be tagged by clicking and dragging or tapping and dragging the map. You can zoom the map with the plus and minus sign at the bottom right of the Map panel. If needed, you can make the Map panel larger or smaller by selecting the arrow at the left center of the Map panel.
  6. Once you have a location chosen, drag the selected photos out of Mylio’s center panel and into the Map panel. A green plus sign will appear in the Map panel, showing that you are adding the images to this location.
  7. Drop the images where you would like them to be tagged. You can fine-tune this later if needed.
  8. Mylio will alert you that you are editing the locations for your selected media. Select Move to confirm.

Removing Location Data

In some cases, you may want to completely remove the location data for a photo or set of photos. Mylio can help with this.

Remove GPS Data from Map View

  1. Open Mylio and navigate to Map view by selecting Map in the Navigation panel.
  2. On the map, locate the pin you wish to remove the GPS data from.
  3. Manipulate the zoom level of the map by using the plus and minus sign in the bottom right of the Map panel to ensure the pin you want to remove GPS data from does not contain too many, or not enough, images.
  4. Right-click on the pin (or Option+click on Mac) to open a dialog that allows you to remove the GPS data for the selected pin.
  5. Select “Remove GPS from X selected media” to remove the GPS data.

Remove GPS Data from Image View

  1. Open Mylio and navigate to the photo or set of photos that you wish to remove the GPS data from.
  2. Open the Map panel from within the Details panel.
  3. Select the image or set of images so that they are outlined in blue. You can select multiple images by holding the Command key (Mac) or Control key (Windows) while clicking multiple images.
  4. With the images selected, the Map panel will display the selected image’s pin in blue.
  5. Manipulate the zoom level of the map by using the plus and minus sign in the bottom right of the Map panel to ensure the pin you want to remove GPS data from does not contain too many, or not enough, images.
  6. Right-click on the pin (or Option+click on Mac) to open a dialog that allows you to remove the GPS data for the selected pin.
  7. Select “Remove GPS from X selected media” to remove the GPS data.

 

 

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