Fixing maps in Lightroom 6

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Fixing maps in Lightroom 6
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I managed to get the maps in Lightroom 6 working again.

Unlike what Adobe claims, the Google APIs didn't change. What changed is, that Google now charges use of the Google Maps APIs by transaction, i.e. each time you open Maps Adobe has to pay a fraction of a penny to Google. Adobe (understandably) doesn't want to pay Google for users that don't give them money monthly via Lightroom CC, so they let their original API key expire.

Here's my write-up for using your own Google Maps API key instead.

https://github.com/astuder/lightroom-map-fix

Not for the faint of heart and Windows only so far. Input from people that know their way around Macs is very welcome. Warranty void!

PS: I don't think this post violates the forum rule against piracy (#20). This restores paid for software to its original functionality, and any cost incurred (when exceeding Google's monthly limit) is paid by the user. If moderators disagree, I won't object removal of this post.

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