Lightroom: Doesn't export a photo's GPS coordinates or location fields

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This photo has GPS coordinates that LR correctly imports but isn't able to export:

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

Here's the photo's location metadata after importing into a new empty catalog:



Note that the GPS coordinates are present and LR has successfully performed address lookup with them.

But according to Exiftool, the exported photo doesn't contain any GPS coordinates, Sublocation, City, State/Province, Country, or ISO Country Code:

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

The export settings were: Choose Folder Later, JPEG, sRGB, Quality 90, Include All Metadata.

Tested on LR CC 2015.3 / OS X 10.10.5.
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John, I've exported your file using 2015.3 / OSX 10.11.2, but the GPS and Location data exported without any problem. Is it possible when you did the export that "Remove Location Info" was checked?
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Not possible. Just to be sure, I quadruple-checked and made an export preset that triggers the problem:

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

Here's a screenshot of the preset's settings:

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This occurs with just a couple other pics on my OS X 10.10.5 installation; with thousands of other pics, export behaves properly. It does not occur with the test pic and export settings on my LR CC 2015.3 / Windows 10 installation.
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I even sprinkled the magic fairy dust by resetting the preferences. No change in behavior.
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Hmmm....I still can't repro the problem. I've tried with exactly the same settings as you, the only difference being the output folder, but still don't see the issue. I've used new catalogs, old catalogs, but always the same result. I haven't checked on my Windows system, but there doesn't seem much point if you have no issue there.

So the only difference between your system and mine appears to be the OSX version? It would perhaps be useful to have another Yosemite user try it.
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I have El Capitan (10.11) in a virtual machine. I'll try there.
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Turns out this was caused by a Saved Location marked private.  See the topic that this is about to merged into.

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