Do you mean that your photos do not have the GPS location, but do have Sublocation/Location/City/State/Country? Then I am quite sure Lightroom will not display the photos on the map. I also don't know what you are referring to when you say Flickr makes use of these values.
For the record, this process is called Geocoding.
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How to get the new Map to use the Sublocation/Location/City/etc
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I'm very well aware of geocoding photos; but as you may be aware, you can add the location of the photo shoot in the XMP (and IPTC) headers in an image in clear text. I usually update this metadata for a photo shoot. LR does display this metadata when available, Being a software engineer, I thought it was a logical step to add the XMP location data as a default map search data when available if a photo doesn't have the GPS data added, sort of like adding intelligence to the Map functionality . :-)
I agree with you. Also it would be good if Saved Locations populated those fields.