Lightroom Classic: Supporting of KML and KMZ in Map Module

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I have posted in Adobe Lightroom Community and suggested that the Lr Map Module should support the more gps track log format such as the KMZ and KML. I got a respond and advice me to post it here and to use the gpsbabel.
I am a Canon user and Canon's GP-E2 procduces the NMEA-0183 format track log file. Unfortunately, I found the gpsbabel do not recognize it although gpsbabel supports the NMEA-0183. The Canon log file looks like this:
@CanonGPS/ver1.0/wgs-84/Canon GP-E2/0710100934
$GPGGA,054215.372,5003.1366,N,00834.5426,E,1,04,2.8,105.0,M,,,,0000*0A
$GPRMC,054215.372,A,5003.1366,N,00834.5426,E,,,150815,,,A*69
$GPGGA,054232.366,5003.1951,N,00834.6380,E,1,04,2.8,102.0,M,,,,0000*0B
$GPRMC,054232.366,A,5003.1951,N,00834.6380,E,,,150815,,,A*6F

It is not recognized because $GPGGA, $GPRMC sequence have to be swapped so that gpsbabel can recognize it like the following.
@CanonGPS/ver1.0/wgs-84/Canon GP-E2/0710100934
$GPRMC,054215.372,A,5003.1366,N,00834.5426,E,,,150815,,,A*69
$GPGGA,054215.372,5003.1366,N,00834.5426,E,1,04,2.8,105.0,M,,,,0000*0A
$GPRMC,054232.366,A,5003.1951,N,00834.6380,E,,,150815,,,A*6F
$GPGGA,054232.366,5003.1951,N,00834.6380,E,1,04,2.8,102.0,M,,,,0000*0B

It fixes it by using a VB.Net program and use the gpsbabel to convert it to GPS XML (gpx) format. Then LR can use it.

I hope that LR can support the NMEA-0183 too.

Recently, Canon has update tool for the GP-E2 and supports to produce KMZ log file. However, the gpsbabel cannot recognize the KMZ from Canon. That's why I hope LR can support KMZ and KML or more formats.

You may ask why don't I mount the GP-E2 to my Canon camera. I do but I do have a Sony  A7R4 to take care.
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