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Yes, using the server-side Geocoding API without displaying the results on a Google Map violates Google's Maps API Terms-of-Service. From Section 10.1.1(h): No Use of Content without a Google Map. You must not use or display the Content without a corresponding Google map, unless you are explicitly permitted to do so in the Maps APIs Documentation. In ...


Seconding @DWynne, you can't use a tool if your license does not allow access to it. You might consider moving at least partly to an open source based solution for the tools you do not have access to. Have a look at Migrating from ArcGIS to gdal for a list of alternatives to some of ArcGIS tools.


You can't 'use' the tool if your license doesn't include it. But yes, in some cases, you can definitely create similar/equivalent tools using Python and arcpy. I've done a few over the years. For a lot of cases, cursors and geometry methods will do a lot of the heavy lifting. Take Buffer as an example, a combination of an SearchCursor and InsertCursor ...


As I understand it, according to the Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Service you cant't as this would be considered "derivative works of the Content". "Unless you have received prior written authorization from Google (or, as applicable, from the provider of particular Content), you must not: (a) copy, translate, modify, or make derivative works of the ...

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