Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Simple tool for Integrating ESRI ArcMap with Google Earth

Thought you would like this.

I wrote a simple VBA tool (really short) that integrate ArcMap with Google Earth.

Add whatever data you want in ArcMap and then activate the tool. The tool will open a new internet explorer page with a Google earth plug in.

Now just browse your data in ArcMap (Zoom, Pan etc). You will see that Google Earth will fly to the same location. (Doesn't work with schematics for sure)

Why this is useful? You don't need to overwhelm your ArcMap with satellite images, you have a live source of up-to-date data from Google Earth as you browse your network.


Download the code from here.
Watch the demo here.

NOTE THIS CODE IS OBSOLETE, I HAVE ENHANCED IT INTO A COOL TOOL CALLED ARC2GOOGLE, DOWNLOAD FROM HERE