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Bug

The generated .kmz file of complex polygons using the Map to KML tool from the Conversion toolbox in ArcMap creates invalid KMZs.

Last Published: January 29, 2016 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000092715
SubmittedDecember 4, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

KMZ is fine, it opens in other applications, like ArcGIS Earth. This appears to be an issue with Google Earth and extremely large KMZ files. Smaller KMZ files should be built with specific regions if building for a client application that cannot handle large files. See https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/earth/2wt8JxQD988 for more information.

Workaround

1. Change the localization settings comma decimal separators from a comma to a period before generating the .kmz complex polygon file from ArcMap 10.3.1.2. Open the .kmz file with a lower version of Google Earth which is 7.1.4.1529.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000092715

Software:

  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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