jackiedana, thanks for investigating this.
None of us here were arguing against a per-post option, just that we want to be more location-specific when geotagging.
I don't understand how losing the map gives users "a lot more control" - it seems to give me much LESS control. What extra control have I gained from the change?
I'm also surprised that the developers are confident that city-level tagging is the best fit for most users. How do they know that? The only comments in the forum suggest people want to be able to indicate more detailed locations.
I suspect very few people currently use geotagging as the results are not human readable. As and when they become so, or the "browse by location" option comes online in the Reader, I suspect you will be inundated with people wanting to pinpoint particular sites. Otherwise how will browse by location be different from searching for all posts tagged Paris for instance?
I will do as you suggest and post in the ideas forum but would welcome answers here to my questions above.