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November 23, 2016
On a recent trip in Europe, I used a Panasonic DC-ZS200 camera linked to LUMIX Sync in my iPhone. The resulting photos, viewed in Picasa show coordinates. In Google Photos, the LUMIX photos show no coordinates or locations but Photos from a Nikon point-and-shoot show as locations and a place on a map. Is there a way to get that data to show with the photos in Google Photos?
I don’t have a Lumix, and I haven’t experienced this issue, but I know that Google Photos often strips location information as a matter of privacy, (seethis video), so I wonder if there is a setting either on the camera or on the app on the phone that controls that. Go thru all the settings and look for anything about including location during transfer.
You say that the photos taken with the Lumix do show location when viewed on your computer using Picasa – so that tells me that the camera is capturing the location information. If you don’t find any setting for including location, try deleting a few of the Lumix photos from Google Photos and uploading them from the computer (use the Google Photos Upload command). Assuming you can see the location when viewed on the computer, that information should be maintained when uploading from computer to Google Photos.
Let me know what you find.