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Could you please let us know which exact version of Lightroom Classic CC you're working on and which operating system are you using?
Could you please try resetting the preferences of Lightroom and let us know if it helps with the issue?
Preferences Reset Lightroom - https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html
Are you importing a photo that already has GPS coordinates and altitude stored in its metadata? Or are you placing the photo on the Map within LR? Or are you geotagging the photo with a GPX log file?
My version is the last one, 7.5. I have also reset the preferences and it continues to fail.
The photos bring GPS data (Pentax K1 or K3). Until before the last update, it always worked correctly.
Try importing a photo you've never imported before. In the Import window, make sure that Apply During Import > Metadata is set to None, as shown here:
If Altitude now imports correctly, then you were probably using a Metadata import preset that was setting altitude.
If setting Apply During Import > Metadata to None doesn't correct the problem, upload a sample photo that's never been imported to Dropbox or similar and post the sharing link here. We can test the photo in other LR configurations to see if there's an issue with the photos, with LR in general, or with particular LR configurations.
I’ll take look at that photo later today.
The Exiftool utility shows that the photo's metadata contains an altitude of 934.2 m:
$ exiftool -gpsaltitude 201809_0139512_00135_JFS6033.DNG
GPS Altitude : 934.2 m Above Sea Level
When I import that into my LR 7.5, it shows that same altitude -- 3065.0 ft (equal to 934.2 m):
Do you observe something different?
Edit: got the original statement backwards it should be:
I imported the test image with Address Lookup enabled it shows the altitude as 880m.
Then when imported with Address Lookup paused it shows as 934.2m (LR7.5 on Win7)
I see the same behavior. Please post a bug report in the official Adobe feedback forum, where Adobe wants all product feedback and bugs posted: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/categories/photoshop_family_photoshop_ligh troom . Be sure to include the link to the file and screenshots of the Metadata > Location panel with and without address lookup paused. Also, copy the first ten lines of Help > System Info.