This is getting really annoying. I'm an aerial photographer. Every flight I do, I record a gpx track log, and marry the photos and GPS up in Lightroom. Works a treat, except that about 90% of the time, loading the track log causes Lightroom to crash. Then I have to restart, wait for my huge catalog to reload, re-select the day's shoot and load the track log again. This second attempt always works. It's not the end of the world, but it wastes time and is bloody annoying.
I know others have the same issue, but I've never seen any reasonable answer of fix.
Does anyone here know any more about this?
A number of people have reported such crashes for over a year in the official Adobe feedback forum:
You might read through those posts to see if there are hints about triggers the crash (and that you could avoid). You might also add your opinion and vote, though I'm doubtful Adobe will address the issue any time in the near future.
Many people use Geosetter (as I do) or the Geoencoding Support plugin. The advantage of Geosetter is that it is widely used and quite robust; the disadvantage is that it's not as convenient as doing it directly in LR. I haven't used the Geoencoding Support plugin, though a number of people on these forums have reported being quite satisfied with it, and its author has an excellent reputation for his LR plugins.