When viewing a geoencoded photo – one where the location's latitude and longitude are encoded in the metadata – in Lightroom, its coordinates are displayed in the metadata panel as shown below:
GPS Coordinates in Lightroom's Metadata Viewer
(Well, it shows up if you're using a metadata-panel view that includes the coordinates among the items to be shown, such as “all”, but you can also use my Lightroom Metadata Viewer Preset Builder to build a customized metadata-panel view.)
Clicking on the little arrow to the right of the coordinates brings up your web browser, with the location showing in Google Maps. In the case of the example above, it brings up this page at Google, where you can see that the location is Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Japan, from this photoshoot.
Google Maps is a wonderful service that I and many have enjoyed for years, which is why I include not only this kind of link to Google Maps in my online exif viewer for appropriate images, but also an embedded Google Maps pane. You can see it in action here, showing the data for image used in the screenshot above. Most photos that I post are geoencoded, and you can get the same exif-viewer page by following the “map & image data” link under most photos.
Anyway, the point of this post is that I just found out that if you hold down the ALT key (PC) or Option key (Mac) while clicking, it'll bring up the location in Yahoo! Maps instead. This is most excellent!
The location of this map is not one of them, because the US version of Yahoo! Maps has only low-resolution data for Japan (Osaka Park in Yahoo! Maps). However, for many locations on Earth, Yahoo! Maps is at least comparable (but different, which is good), or better, so it's great having two views. As I mention at the bottom of this post, Google Maps doesn't even mark Mexico City, one of the world's largest cities, but Yahoo! Maps has very nice high-resolution satellite imagery.
I was really tickled to find out about the Yahoo!-Maps option in Lightroom, so I wanted to share it.