GPS data no longer working in Lightroom with EOS 5d firmware 1.2.1

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I upgradet my EOS 5d mark III to the latest firmware. Now, Lightroom does no longer show GPS data stored in raw images and jpged (using Canon GPS GP-E2).

This did work before, so at first glance this might suggets a firmware problem. However, other porograms (Geosetter, DPP by Canon,...) still show the GPS data correctly. So there seems to be a Lightroom compatibility issue....

Anybode else experiencing this problem?
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No issues here after firmware update.
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Why don't you upload an offending image to Dropbox or similar service and post the URL here? Then others can take a look to see what might be going wrong.
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As proposed by John: here is a link to an example photo where the problem arises (sorry It's 14 MB) - actually, the problem occurs for all photos taken after the firmware upgrade:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...

Some additional info: GPS info is shown corretcly in Photoshop - even when opened from within Lightroom!

My Lightroom is 4.4 and it's German! (Maybe this is the reason why not everybody is seeing this problem!)
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My LR 4.4 (Windows 7 64-bit) correctly shows the GPS metadata for that image:



If you post a similar screen shot of your LR, that might give some more clues.
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Looks good - in my installation the GPS filed is there, but it's empyt - my Lightroom is 64bit as well ...
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That's an interesting puzzle. It may be related to language version, but based on past experience in these forums, that seems less likely.

I used Exiftool to poke at the metadata, and nothing stood out as a possible culprit.

One longshot: Use Exiftool to copy the metadata from the original to a copy of the file (make sure to get the latest version of Exiftool that recognizes your firmware):

exiftool -all= -tagsfromfile original.jpg -all:all copy.jpg

Then try importing the copy.jpg.

Sometimes the original metadata is stored in a way that is incompatible between programs, whether its standards-conforming or not. Rewriting it with Exiftool will increase the likelihood that the metadata is standards-conforming and compatible with the most programs.
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I have tried your photo in LR4.4 and LR5 Beta, on Win7 64. The coordinates and the elevation data show up just fine.
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Just tried LR5 Beta myself - everything just fine. However, with LR 4.4 I kepp having this problem conssitently after several tries to import (from camera, from a card reader, after copying it to file system,...)
So if nothing else helps I'll have to wait for the final version of LR 5...
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Found a solution (though not an explanation):
I renamed the folder %appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom - after a restart, GPS data does work again. Disadvantage: various settings and preferences are lost. So I copied back (step by step) all files from the original folder to the newly created (automatically on start) Lightroom folder - and GPS ist still working.
Weird, but it works (maybe there were some hidden files not copied back...)