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I noticed in one of Anthony Morganty's Utube videos that there was a location panel and when I couldn't find it in my Windows version, I started a search as to why.  I realized after the research that it is not yet implemented in the windows version.  My guess is because Google, in their infinite wisdom (grain of salt) changed the way they implemented it.  Is this a good guess and how soon, if at all, will this feature be implemented in the windows version?  I use this feature a lot and it would be nice to see it in Affinity Windows.

 

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Jim Lawrence

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Hi Astronut80920,

Welcome to the forums.

The Location panel is only a feature of the Mac App Store version of Affinity at the moment we have no plans to add it to the Windows version.

Thanks

Callum

 

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I don't know how relevant this is, but in the Mac App Store version of Affinity Photo, there is a link at the bottom of the Location panel labeled "Legal" that opens https://gspe21-ssl.ls.apple.com/html/attribution-125.html. That web page contains a very long list of copyright notices, but neither Google nor its parent company Alphabet is mentioned anywhere in it.

So my guess has nothing to do with the Google Mobile Maps service. Instead, it is probably that Serif is accessing the Apple MapKit framework built into the macOS to do the heavy lifting for that panel. MapKit has not relied on GMM for quite a few years.

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3 hours ago, R C-R said:

So my guess has nothing to do with the Google Mobile Maps service. Instead, it is probably that Serif is accessing the Apple MapKit framework built into the macOS to do the heavy lifting for that panel. MapKit has not relied on GMM for quite a few years. 

That's right, that location panel stuff is based on Apple's MapKit API here.

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