Not only the map data that is gone, the whole EXIF data is gone. Here's the scenario:
1. I took a photo using my iPhone, complete with geotag
2. I connect my iPhone into my wifi network, iCloud automatically uploads the photo
3. When I load the photostreamed photo on iPhoto on my Mac, all the EXIF data is there
4. When I load the photostreamed photo on my iPad's iPhoto, no EXIF data at all
Now, photos that are imported to iPhoto that are later exported and transferred to my iPad have their EXIF data intact. The problem is on photos that are photostreamed directly from my iPhone.
I'm thinking about buying an iPad 3, so I'm wondering if this is also an issue with the new iPad? The resolution of the new iPad is even higher than the resolution of the biggest iMac, so I'd expect the new iPad to also get the original images, instead of those resized images. Is this true or does the new iPad also get those resized images without exif data?
In my opinion it's strange anyway Apple doesn't attach the exif-data on those smaller images and it's also strange Apple doesn't give you the choice to always get the original images, instead of resized images.
I'd like to add something to my previous post, but I can't find an edit button. Isn't there a way to edit your own posts?
Anyway, I've found the answer to my question on YouTube:
I really don't get it. Why doesn't the new iPad get full resolution pictures, while (as far as I know) an 11" MacBook Air does get the full resolution pictures? The resolution of the new iPad is way higher.
Now I think of something else: How about movies? I only hear people talking about pictures, but how about keeping movies in sync? As far as I know iCloud doesn't support movies. By the way, I'm talking about short movies I take myself with an iPhone, not about movies which can be downloaded from iTunes.
I used to wonder about the resolution reduction myself until I realised that iCloud's Photostream is only a temporary storage spacve for the last 1000 pics. They, of course, remain at full res when you put them on your PC/Mac. I dont see it as an issue now.
You are right about vids though - they are not supported.