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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Creating the Convert to Google Earth tool

Because visualization is very important to Search and Rescue personnel, the ability to see these datasets in a 3D environment is helpful. In this section, we'll create a custom tool that can be used to export these datasets to Google Earth's Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format.

To complete this section, you will need to install the simplekml Python module. You can use pip to install this module by using the following command from the command prompt:

pip install simplekml

The following steps will help you to create Convert to Google Earth tool:

  1. In ArcMap, open Catalog view, right-click on the SAR.pyt custom toolbox, and select Edit to open the code in the Python development environment.
  2. Copy and paste the ...

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