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Viewing your photos on a map

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If you enable location detection when taking photos, you can use the information gathered at a later stage. For example, you can view your photos on a map and show friends and family where you were when you took the photo. Adding location information is also referred to as geotagging. When you enable location detection, you can select to use either GPS satellites or wireless networks, or both, to find your position.

Overview of Maps tab

Album map overview in Sony Smartphones
1 The number of geotagged photos and videos.
2 Double tap to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out. Drag to view different parts of the map.
3 A group of photos and/or videos geotagged with the same location.
4 Thumbnails of the selected group of photos and/or videos. Tap an item to view it in full screen.
5 Search a location on the map.
6 Switch to globe view.

To enable location detection

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Location services.
  3. Mark the GPS satellites and/or Google's location service checkboxes.

To view geotagged photos on a map in Album

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Album > Maps.
  3. Tap a photo to view it in full screen.
  4. If several photos were taken at the same location, only one of them appears on the map. The total number of photos appears in the top right corner, for example, Icn sony album photo group. To view these photos, tap the cover photo and then tap one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.
TipWhen viewing a geotagged photo in the photo viewer, you can touch the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Icn sony action layer geotag bg to view the photo on the map.

To add a geotag when viewing the map in Album

  1. When viewing the map in Album, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90, then tap Add geotag.
  2. Find and tap the photo to which you want to add the geotag.
  3. Tap the desired location on the map to set the geotag, then tap OK.

To edit the geotag of a photo in Album

  1. When viewing a photo on the map in Album, touch and hold the photo until its frame turns blue.
  2. Drag the photo to the new location.
TipYou can also tap the desired location on the map instead of dragging.

To change the map view in Album

  • When viewing the map in Album, press Icn sony 11ni and menu k90, then select Classic view or Satellite view.
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