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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Converting iPhone photos to a feature class

In this step, you'll write a tool that processes a series of photos taken with an Apple iPhone. The tool will extract the latitude and longitude coordinates of each photo and write the information as individual point features in a feature class stored in a file geodatabase. Coordinate information for the photos can be extracted using the Python PIL module. In a later step, we'll update the script to also copy the photos to Dropbox.

Perform the following steps given, to create a custom ArcGIS Python Toolbox and tool to process the photos:

  1. Before completing the steps in this section, you will need to download and install the Python PIL module. Open a Command Prompt, type the following command, and press ...

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