Reading geo-info from sidecar files in digiKam 8.0.0

Hello one and all,
I’m having some trouble with Digikam. I’ll give you the short story -
I’ve got bunch of JPGs with geo-location info sidecar .xmp files. Previously, Digikam always read the geo-info automatically, but not since I updated to 8.0.0.
And, yes, “Read from sidecar files” is selected in the metadata options.
I’ve tried using the Digikam mailing list twice in the last few months, without any response, so I thought I’d ask here.
Can anyone help me?

Thanks, Dunlin.

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