Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in for ArcMap

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Updated – 2/4/2015
Fixed backwards compatibility with 10.1
Added exception handling for custom/undefined coordinate system, and Layout view.

Select your version of ArcMap:
Download the Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in for ArcMap 10.1
Download the Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in for ArcMap 10.2
Download the Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in for ArcMap 10.3
Download the Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in for ArcMap 10.4

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The Bing and Google Maps Python Add-in allows you to click a location in ArcMap, and then your browser will open to that location in one of the Bing or Google Map styles.

If the toolbar didn’t automatically add to ArcMap, go to Customize –> Toolbars –> and click on Bing and Google Maps.

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The included map styles are:

Google Street View
Google Maps
Google Satellite
Google Terrain
Bing Roads
Bing Bird’s Eye
Bing Aerial

I attempt to match the extent of the display in ArcMap to the extent shown in Bing or Google Maps.

I’ve recently found out the add-in will not work in Layout view, so I’ve added a warning message to alert the user. I’ve also added a warning message when the Data Frame coordinate system is either undefined, or uses a custom coordinate system.

Check out the following guide to add or remove a button, or add a keyboard shortcut for a button:
Tutorial On Customizing ArcMap Toolbars and Keyboard Shortcuts

I hope you find this tool useful. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or problems, and be sure to check out the other tools I’ve created!

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