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```#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf8 -*-

__version__ = '\$Id: kmz2dist.py 609 2009-06-01 05:04:52Z mn \$'
# author: Michal Niklas

"""
Calculates distance in kilometers from points saved in .kmz file.
Such files can be created by Google Earth
look at:

Recipe by Bartek Górny is used to calculate distance between 2 points:
Recipe 576779: Calculating distance between two geographic points
http://code.activestate.com/recipes/576779/
"""

import sys
import zipfile
import glob
from xml.dom import minidom

# save Recipe 576779: Calculating distance between two geographic points
# http://code.activestate.com/recipes/576779/
# as distance
import distance

def get_distance(coordinates_str):
"""gets distance of one path from coordinates string in form of:
14.81363432237944,53.57016581501523,0 14.81411766813742,53.56923005549378,0 14.81880340335202,53.56879451890311 ...
look at:
"""
sum_distance = 0.0
arr = []
coordinates = []
if ' ' in coordinates_str:
arr = coordinates_str.split(' ')
if len(arr) > 1:
for s in arr:
if ',' in s:
pt = s.split(',')
pos_latt = (float(pt[0].strip()), 0, 0)
pos_long = (float(pt[1].strip()), 0, 0)
position = (pos_latt, pos_long)
coordinates.append(position)
if coordinates:
for i in range(len(coordinates) - 1):
start = coordinates[i]
stop = coordinates[i + 1]
sum_distance += distance.points2distance(start, stop)
return sum_distance

def show_distance(fname):
"""calculates distance from points saved in doc.kml which is part of .kmz
zip archive file"""
path_cnt = 0
zf = zipfile.ZipFile(fname, 'r')
for fn in zf.namelist():
if fn.endswith('.kml'):
xmldoc = minidom.parseString(content)
placemarks = xmldoc.getElementsByTagName('Placemark')
for placemark in placemarks:
name = placemark.getElementsByTagName('name')
if name:
name = name[0].firstChild.data.strip()
coordinates = placemark.getElementsByTagName('coordinates')
if coordinates:
coordinates = coordinates[0].firstChild.data.strip()
if coordinates:
distance_km = get_distance(coordinates)
if distance_km > 0.0:
if path_cnt == 0:
print '\n%s:' % (fname)
path_cnt += 1
print('\t%s\t%5.2f' % (name, distance_km))
return path_cnt

def main():
"""show .kmz file name and distance in kilometers"""
fnames = glob.glob('*.kmz')
if not fnames:
print('No *.kmz files found')
else:
for fname in fnames:
show_distance(fname)

if __name__ == '__main__':
if '--version' in sys.argv:
print(__version__)
else:
main()
```

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