LIGHTROOM: EOS 6D GPS trip log issue

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Lightroom Map module is unable to import data from EOS 6D GPS trip log (*.log) files. These are text files in standard GPS data format, so it is incoprehensible to me that the module does not have this capability.
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  • screwed by this

Posted 5 years ago

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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Do you have a tracklog and an image or two you can zip up and upload to www.dropbox.com or similar and post a public download link, here?
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I think it's even more incomprehensible that Canon decided to use that particular format for their log files, when .gpx would seem to be the most commonly used format. There's a lot of chatter on the web from discontented Canon users trying to find a way of importing their *.log track-logs (either from the 6D or from the stand-alone GP-E2 GPS Receiver) into Lightroom.

There are, however, some solutions. Have a look at this blog post:

http://blog.wideaperture.org/2013/01/...

I've just tried the solution outlined in the first Comment (using GPSBabel), which successfully converted a track-log from my GP-E2 to .gpx format, which Lightroom was then able to read and display and map my photos.

The general consensus seems to be that this is a mess of Canon's making, not Adobe's.
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I continue to use the free GeoSetter from www.geosetter.de from before LR could do mapping and I find it still works better than LR.

One thing is that LR tends to map your position to the nearest point-of-interest, so instead of the top of a mountain you're shown to at the address of the nearest house or business to the top of the mountain. It just depends on whether you care about which trail you were hiking on or if you only care about which city you were near.
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Really useful information. Thanks for the info, super helpful. I've forgotten the last time I filled out a form on paper. I mostly use PDFfiller to edit. You can easily fill a form here --  h t t p : / / p d f . a c / 3 C 1 I V Y

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