would suggest you to enable the Address Lookup.
Click on the dropdown menu under your Identity Plate in Lightroom and click on start next to Address Lookup,
or go to Catalog Settings > Metadata > check the option under Address Lookup "Lookup city, state.." > click on OK
and that should bring in your GPS data.
thanks for getting back to me, these options are already done. But i have no data! this is making no sense?
could you please confirm where exactly are you looking for the gps data in Lightroom : under Metadata Panel or in the Map module?
Are these files raw or jpeg?
Are you able to read the gps data for those images outside Lightroom?
thanks, all images are RAW, i have looked under metadata panel in default, location and various others, no gps data shows up. also looked in map mode and nothing happening.
How can i check for gps data outside of lightroom?
You can check that through any other program that reads gps.
ok i have looked at them in photos (iMac photo app) and there does not appear to be location info so either it never was or i have not imported it! I will try some more and get back to you, thanks very much for trying to get this idiot working.
If other apps are also not showing the gps information the, it means that the gps info was not recorded.
Glad to help.
ok back again, i have had a fiddle in camera, for it to record gps and imported to Lr, no gps data shows up, i have tried it in photos and location works, so the info must be there. Hope this waffle makes sense!
Thanks for the update.
Could you please share a sample file that contains gps information with us so that we can check on our end as well?
You can upload it on dropbox and share the download link with us.
thank you for sharing the files.
I tested it on my end and Lightroom did not read the GPS info on my end as well in the first go.
Then, I renamed the associated xmp file so that Lightroom would not read this xmp for the raw image and with that, Lightroom was able to read the GPS info of the image and recreate a new xmp.
so, it seems that the issue is due to the embedded xmp file.
Would suggest you to try the same on your end and test.
The .cr2 has correctly formatted GPS coordinates that LR 2015.2.1 is able to read. Butt the .xmp file you posted has only some of the required GPS fields -- in particular, it's missing GPS coordinates:
[XMP] GPS Date/Time : 2015:10:29 23:39:18.208Z
[XMP] GPS Satellites : 12
[XMP] GPS Status : Measurement Active
[XMP] GPS Measure Mode : 3-Dimensional
[XMP] GPSDOP : 3.6
[XMP] GPS Speed : 0
[XMP] GPS Track : 0
[XMP] GPS Img Direction Ref : Magnetic North
[XMP] GPS Map Datum : WGS-84
[XMP] GPS Dest Bearing : 0
[XMP] GPS Dest Distance : 0
[XMP] GPS Differential : No Correction
DId you use some other software on that .cr2 before importing it into LR CC 6.2.1? A previous version of LR, or a downloader utility?
If you use LR to import a freshly taken pic directly from the camera card into LR, does the problem still occur?
Sorry i have been away for a little while. I have found that my "import preset" is the problem, once i stop this everything is fine! While using no preset the image has G.P.S. data, altitude, direction & just visible the city, state, country, iso code. my reason for making my own preset was to add my contact details and copyright info. And this worked. but (and i don't know if it mattered) After importing, the information panel "Metadata" has dropdown menu called preset and in this "none" was always displayed, even though the required data had be applied. (contact & copyright).
I only import the images from my C.F. card which is placed in a card reader, direct into Lr. CC 2015.2.1
Thanks for your info as you can see i have tried and made some progress. i did not rename the xmp file as i could not see how to do this, but hopefully we will be ok with out doing so.
Glad to know you got to know the cause and working now.
thanks, the images imported with gps data don't have a xmp file but the ones which don't have gps data do have one! Lr still appears to have the EXIF data, will this be a problem later or do i not need to worry?
No, this would not be a problem later.
I have found that my "import preset" is the problem, once i stop this everything is fine! While using no preset the image has G.P.S. data, altitude, direction & just visible the city, state, country, iso code. my reason for making my own preset was to add my contact details and copyright info. And this worked
You can continue to use a metadata import preset that sets contact details and copyright, but just make sure the chosen preset has Camera Info unchecked:
After importing, the information panel "Metadata" has dropdown menu called preset and in this "none" was always displayed, even though the required data had be applied. (contact & copyright).
The Preset box in the Metadata panel never shows what preset may have been applied during Import. It only shows what was most recently applied after Import.
thank you both, i have learn some now stuff, and i have some new stuff working, this is a good day and i am a happy person...