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Convert KML files to shapefiles
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Oct 19 2009
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ArcGIS - ArcView
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This script converts features in a KML file to an ESRI shapefile. KML files can be created by digitizing features in Google Earth. These data must be converted to a shapefile format before they can be used in a GIS. The script provides an easy method to convert these kml features to shapefiles. The shapefile retains the names, descriptions, and the Google Earth folder of the kml features. The script is run out of ArcToolbox and will work with any license level of ArcGIS 9.2 and 9.3. The tool's documentation describes its use. The accompanying word document describes how to load the toolbox into ArcToolbox.