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It's most likely junk. GPS data would have been stored in the GPS tags. Looking at a sample image using exiftool with the -v3 option gives a hex dump of the UserComment | | 17) UserComment = ASCII..V.(.xV4.xV4.xV4.xV4..`^z...c.....$9...CALZDFE02Cur.ZDFI0[snip] | | - Tag 0x9286 (4096 bytes, undef[4096]): | | 1352: 41 53 43 49 49 00 00 00 00 ...


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With regards to the MWG tags, you are correct in that exiftool will not create IPTC IIM/Legacy tags (not to be confused with IPTC Core/Ext tags, which are XMP) if there are no previous IPTC tags. See the last line of the 3rd paragraph of that link. This only happens when the MWG tags are used. Any other time, IPTC tags are second in the preferred location ...


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