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    A bit sad about the loss of usability with geotagging uploads


    I was initially excited for the new map, and indeed it's cool for searching stuff, I like that. But on the other hand it seems to have lost almost any functionality for me as far as uploading. With the Google version it is easy to switch to the map view and follow clearly labeled roads. This is extremely helpful for me when I am in remote areas, and in general the Google maps have much more stuff like lakes and mountains and landmarks labeled so it is easier to locate things if you don't have GPS coordinates. I'm hopeful everything will improve over time with that. But currently it makes me not want to deal with geotagging at all since even if I first find it on Google maps it's a challenge to find the same spot on the Freesound map.
    Hopefully it is clear how this map is much more useful:
    https://i.imgur.com/RWKPghW.jpg

    than this map:
    https://i.imgur.com/7mXGOV6.jpg

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    I do agree. I have the same problem. It is hard to find the right spot where I have recorded the sound.
    I hope it will be better later.

    To hear, you first have to listen
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    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting, we did not foresee this as an issue. I have opened a ticket in our ticketing system to re-enable the button to switch from "streets" and "satellite" views similar to Google Maps. The detail in the streets and places shown should be good enough. I'll let you know when we have an update for you to test.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    Thanks Frederic

    To hear, you first have to listen
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    Thank you!

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    I'd also appreciate that, would represent an improvement

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    frederic.font wrote:
    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting, we did not foresee this as an issue. I have opened a ticket in our ticketing system to re-enable the button to switch from "streets" and "satellite" views similar to Google Maps. The detail in the streets and places shown should be good enough. I'll let you know when we have an update for you to test.

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