Lightroom - Map view not available in the Map module

Map module is no longer supported in Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5 and Lightroom 6. Read this article for the reason and a workaround.


When you switch to the Map module, a warning message is displayed.

Lightroom version

Warning message

Lightroom Classic CC 7.x

Map is not available. Upgrade required.

Map view cannot be accessed on this version of Lightroom Classic. Please upgrade now to Lightroom Classic 8.0 to continue to access maps.

Lightroom CC 2015.x / Lightroom 6.x

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Lightroom 5 and Lightroom 4

Map view is no longer supported on this version of Lightroom.

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Warning message in Lightroom Classic CC 7.x when you switch to the Map module.

Product versions affected

  • Lightroom 4.x and Lightroom 5.x
  • Lightroom CC 2015.x/Lightroom 6.x (Starting on November 30, 2018)
  • Lightroom Classic CC 7.x (Starting on November 30, 2018)

Operating system

Windows and macOS

Reason and impact

A change in Map calls has been made.

Impact on Lightroom Classic CC 7.x and Lightroom CC 2015.x/Lightroom 6.x

Starting on November 30, 2018, Map view is no longer supported on these versions. This will not be fixed as these versions are no longer supported by Adobe. When you go to the Map module after this date, the screen will appear blank and will not show any map view.

Map view is supported in Lightroom Classic CC 8.0 and later versions only.

Impact on Lightroom 4.x and 5.x

This will not be fixed as these versions are no longer supported by Adobe. When you go to the Map module, the screen appears blank and doesn't show any map view.


To see the location of an image on a map, copy the coordinates from the GPS field in the Metadata panel located at the right in the Map module and do an online search.

To continue using the Map service, it is recommended that you update to the latest Lightroom Classic version. See Keep Lightroom up to date.


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