Synchronize ArcMap 10 and Google Earth via Python?

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03-20-2012 03:37 PM
NickJacob
New Contributor II
Hello,

    Anyone know if it's possible to synchronize ArcMap & GE Desktop with something like an Add-In or maybe even a script written in Python?  I recall using vb to accomplish this task back at version 9.3, but I'm not sure if it would work at version 10 or not.  Any ideas?

Thanks!
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MichaelVolz
Esteemed Contributor
jacobne:

What do you mean by synchronize?  Do you mean putting the data together in the same projection?
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NickJacob
New Contributor II
jacobne:

What do you mean by synchronize?  Do you mean putting the data together in the same projection?



Woops, I wasn't very clear at all in my first post.   I want Google Earth to respond to pan/zoom events from ArcMap.  Sometimes it's really convenient to have both ArcMap and GE synchronized on a dual monitor set-up. 

The trick is I'd really like to accomplish this in Python if possible.  At first I had considered executing a python script with every pan event in arcmap and controlling GE via PyWin, but I'm back pedaling from that approach now.  Any thoughts?
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MikeJones2
New Contributor
There is an arc2google tool that I can't seem to get running smoothly.  It would be nice to have it run straight through GE.
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MathewCoyle
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NickJacob
New Contributor II
Thanks for responding!  Arc2Google is a pretty neat tool, but at the time I was looking for something to directly interact with Google Earth Desktop.  Unfortunately, the only way I know of doing this is via COM, so I might wait until my organization upgrades to 10.1.
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MikeJones2
New Contributor
Is there any script out there that lets you pan the extent of Google Earth into ArcMap?  I'm using 10.1.
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FranzLeonardo
Occasional Contributor
You can check this link, Synchronize ArcMap with Google Earth (without python).

http://en.acolita.com/synchronize-arcgis-arcmap-10-with-google-earth.html

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