Lightroom: Tabbing through Metadata Location fields clears GPS coordinates

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Simply tabbing through the fields of the Metadata > Location panel when multiple photos are selected will clear their GPS coordinates. This happens on LR CC 2015.1.1 / Windows 8.1, but not on LR CC 2015.1.1 / OS X 10.10.4.

To reproduce:

1. Make sure Metadata > Show Metadata For Target Photo Only is unchecked.

2. Do Edit Preferences > Reset All Warning Dialogs.

3. Select two photos with different non-blank GPS coordinates, different non-blank Altitude, and blank ISO Country Code.

4. In the Metadata > Location panel, click in ISO Country Code.

5. Hit Tab twice, to move focus to Altitude.

6. Get warning dialog, "Altitude must be specified in either meters or feet, or left blank." Click OK.

7. A dialog underneath is exposed: "Apply the metadata change to all of the selected photos?". Check "Don't show again" and click Apply To Selected.

8. The GPS coordinates are cleared. BUG.

9. Do Edit > Undo until the GPS coordinates are restored.

10. Repeat steps 4-6.

11. Get warning dialog, "Altitude must be specified in either meters or feet, or left blank." Click OK.

12. Get the warning dialog, "The GPS field must specify the latitude and longitude coordinates, or else be left blank." Click OK.

13. The GPS coordinates are cleared. BUG.
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See this thread for the original report from another user: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1915120.