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I have a project and I am assessing social media based landscape photographs. How can I download photos as point shapefile and export them from Google Earth Pro to ArcMap?

  • Are you interested in a point shapefile where each point represents a photo and each point attribute has a download link for that photo? – Aaron Feb 20 at 22:31
  • I am interested in both point shapefile and the photo. There should be a way to extract them. Nice to see your help again. – bcresearcher Feb 20 at 22:41
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In Google earth you can right click on the location of the image then save as

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Once you are done with your photos, you save them in a folder in MyPlaces. You can give them the same names as the photos.Then right click on the folder name and select "Save Place As..."

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Choose the KMZ or KML Format and load it to your software.

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If your photos are Geotagged, I would simply use GPSBabel to load the photos and export the EXIF info (the coordinates) as Shapefiles.

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I hope this helps.

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  • Thanks a lot! This is really helpful – bcresearcher Feb 21 at 5:44
  • .kmz files are working but when I download the photos and transfer it into shapefile via GPSBabel, the point had no georeference. By the way, is there any way to download photos from a specific bbox? – bcresearcher Feb 21 at 6:28

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