Map my photo locations

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Had an adventure? Show where you've been! On your own SmugMug site, you can flaunt your photos on a map. 

Add a map to your site. 

Start out by viewing the folder, gallery, or page on your site where you'd like to add a map. Select the "Customize Design" button. Then drag the Map content block from the Discovery section of the Content tab to your homepage, folder, gallery or page where you want it to appear.


  • Maps can be displayed in all galleries, including password-protected, unlisted (Anyone with the Link), and private (Only Me) galleries. 
  • Hidden photos won't show on maps placed on Pages outside of galleries. This includes photos in password-protected, unlisted (Anyone with the Link), and private (Only Me) galleries, as well as photos protected by a sitewide viewing password.
  • You can populate the map using these options:
    • Current location
    • Recent
    • Popular
    • Galleries I Choose
    • Photos I Choose
    • Keywords
  • Enable Map Features in the gallery settings must be set to On (Appearance tab). 
  • The content block is limited to 1000 pins. 

View photo map data.

To view the map for a photo with Geo Data, open the photo in lightbox view, select the Photo Details icon in the upper left corner.

  • Pin Limits: 1000 per gallery and keywords galleries. 1000 on the Populars and Date pages.
  • Site-wide DiscoverySearch settings in your Account Settings must be "Yes" for SmugMug Search Visibility.
  • Gallery settings should have "site setting" for SmugMug Searchable option under the Security and Sharing tab.
  • The Enable Map Features option in the Appearance tab of your gallery settings must be set to "On."
  • Pins are limited to 1000 per gallery and homepage map. 

Ways to tell us where the photo was taken:

If your photo has location info embedded in what's called its EXIF (a note stuck to your photo with details like the date it was taken) SmugMug automatically reads it and makes your gallery mappable. 

Add geo info by hand.

  • While logged in, view the photo in lightbox view. Click the wrench button Open in Editor Location Data.

  • Click on the thumbnail map to “Set New Location.”

  • You can enter what you have of the address—for example, 1380 S Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA—a place of interest, or even GPS coordinates. Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere on the large map to drop a place marker, or select the Drop Pin button to drop a pin onto the map.

  • Once the pin is placed on the map, you can drag it to fine-tune the location.
  • Once you have your pin where you want, select Done.
  • The map thumbnail should now show your pinned location for the mapped photo.

  • You can drag the pin in this thumbnail view to tweak the location to this local area, but full mapping exists only within the larger map—accessible when you click the magnifying glass in the upper right.
  • Click save to set the new location. You can also choose to “Remove Location” or select Cancel if you want to start over.

Add geo data in bulk.

Have an entire gallery from one travel destination? You can geotag them all at once!

From your organizer, select the images you want to geotag, then click the wrench icon Location Data.

If none of the selected images have any existing location data:

  • Click the small map to access the enlarged map panel and choose your location.

  • The "Remove Existing Data" button will be disabled and not clickable.

If all the selected images have the same location data:

  • The small map will show a single marker at the spot corresponding to the location data stored in the images.

  • Clicking the magnifying glass button will open the enlarged map so you can fine-tune the location.
  • Latitude and longitude stored in the images will display below the thumbnail map.
  • Clicking the "Remove Location" button will remove the marker.

If the selected images have different location data:

  • The small map won’t display a marker but can be clicked to open the enlarged map panel to fine-tune location data for all images.

  • "Multiple Sets of Data" will show for the latitude and longitude.
  • Clicking the "Remove Location" button will remove all location data from the images.

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