I had posted this earlier but probably on the wrong section of the forum. So perhaps more folks will now see it.
Suddenly, not having had this issue before yesterday, when I import files (Canon raw) from my hard drive into a LR 5 Catalog, the GPS data is not being transferred, although the rest of the EXIF data is. Files were initially added to my hard drive by Adobe Bridge, at which time a metadata template was applied. When I look at the files in Bridge, all the GPS data is there. During the import in the Library module, I am not applying any metadata preset. All the metadata visible in Bridge is visible in the LR metadata panel, EXCEPT the GPS data.
Is anyone else having this problem? Any thoughts would be welcome - I have spent hours trying to figure out what is happening. Following the import, I tried the option to "read metadata from file" but nothing seems to happen.
As I said above, this is new - I have previously imported thousands of images with GPS data, without any problem.
Since these are recent images they are still on my card, so as part of my investigation I created a new test catalog and imported the images directly from the card. In that case, all the GPS data was imported.