As an Evernote enthusiast, I too would like tags included in the template to be included in notes created from the template. It seems like a bit of an oversight not to incorporate this functionality.
The location function seems to work perfectly when creating a new note from a template on my Android phone -- however, it doesn't seem to work when using the Evernote desktop application.
Since the location function seems to be based on location services on an Android device, not including the location in a new note using the desktop application makes sense, although having said that, somehow Google Maps seems to know where my computer is when I launch it, so I'm wondering if I might be missing something.
Does anyone know how to automatically include the location when creating a new note from a template using the Evernote desktop application?