I am attempting to use XML files, for example Google places API extracted XML files, in ArcGIS 10.4/10.5, and have yet to find an easy way to do so. I do not know what type of XML file it is exactly, I do know that it contains longitude/latitude data. I have attached a pic of the start of the code, if that helps to identify.
So far I have succeeded to convert an XML file to a shapefile through the Add X,Y feature in ArcGIS which turns the file into an Excel file, and then using the FME converting software to convert the Excel file into a working shapefile. This is a rather long way, and takes some time if I want to work with a large number of XML files.
Is there an easier way to do so? Otherwise, is there an easier way to work on spatial features with XML files than ArcGIS?