Lightroom: Geo tagging with external GPX file

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I've been using Geo Setter to geo-tag my photos, using a GPX file that have live-recorded my position by a Garmin device. I'm pretty certain that such a feature should be available directly in Lightroom, making it even better and more complete photo softeare.
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Tad Turski

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Posted 1 year ago

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Tapani Otala

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Lightroom already has this feature in the Maps module:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/maps-module.html

Personally, I think the workflow is a bit cumbersome compared to other solutions I've used in the past (e.g. Breeze Systems Downloader Pro).
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Tad Turski

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Thank you!
I'm going to try it out later today, i.e. after a walk.
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Alex MacLean

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I think Lighroom should have two GPS metadata fields.  One for point taken from and the other for point of interest.  Useful for landscape photographers.  It would be more relevant when auto filling ilocation fields.
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Tapani Otala

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Lightroom does have two location fields, though only one has GPS coordinates:

1) Location Taken/Created, which does have GPS coordinates as well as text fields. These usually come from the camera or GPX tracklog.

2) Location Shown, part of the IPTC metadata standard:

https://www.iptc.org/std/photometadata/documentation/userguide/index.htm#!Documents/locations.htm

Strictly speaking, the latter is actually a list of 0 to N items.