Lightroom Classic 8.3.1: Altitude Markers not automatically inserted

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Previously, in prior versions of Lightroom, when a photo was placed on a map the GPS coordinates and altitude were entered automatically.  Now the altitude isn't unless the button in the metadata panel is physically clicked.  I've just found I have to physically open over a thousand files and press this button at east once for each file just for the month of July.  Can we have an option (perhaps in preferences) that can be pressed to ensure that future photos can be 'geolocated' and 'altitude located' just by placing on the map.

Aanother useful feature of Lightroom switched off for the large number of users BY DEFAULT with no way of switching it back on permanently.  Found out about this 'new feature' when I was inserting well over a thousand photos taken in July into a database and the altitude didn't appear.  The usual Google search came up with thread 2624383 straight away indicating the problem but now I have to go away and switch the feature on manually in all these files and continue to do so manually each time I add the map location.  Come on Adobe, get it right, there are still a large number of users who still have 2 feet firmly on the ground.
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Tim,

You can select multiple images and then hit the 'altitude' button.  The altitudes will then be populated based on the individual coordinates for each image.  This doesn't solve your problem, but does make it much easier to update them while waiting for Adobe to fix the issue.

Martin Meehan
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OK, true for all those with common locations but when one is adding photos whilst on a walk over several kilometres (or in this case standard miles) that doesn't help or save significant amounts of time .  But I do also note that it doesn't necessarily indicate that the altitude has been updated until one goes back and checks.  When you update a number of photos at once it appears not to have added the altitude until you go back and check each individual (or range of) photo(s).
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Tim,

You don’t have to select just photos with the same location. I took several hundred photos at numerous locations. I imported them, selected all of them, and hit the altitude button. Each of the photos got an altitude specific to its coordinates. It took a little while for Lightroom to populate the altitude, but all of the photos got one. I’ve done this numerous times with no issues. However, I’d still like to see Adobe fix it.
Martin
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It was an intentional change in 8.2 because in some cases, it was inserting incorrect information. Better to default to none than to default to incorrect. With so many drones (or airplanes, hot air balloons, etc.) around, Adobe can no longer assume that we have our feet on the ground when we capture a photo. 

That said, I would appreciate an "I keep my feet on the ground" preference setting.
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