Converts the feature data contained in a KML or KMZ file to shapefile or File GDB layers
A Google Earth KML or KMZ file
Output workspace - a folder or FileGDB
The KML format allows a lot of freedom in
the data structure and not all applications that create KML files structure
the data in the same way. This in many cases makes it impossible to import
correctly the data. This is frequently the case with attribute data
exported from GIS formats. Often the attribute data is exported as
part of the description field for a feature. This is usually done in
HTML format, which is not structured. KML Version 2.2 supports structured
attribute data through the "ExtendedData" element. The import function
of ET GeoWizards creates attributes based on this element.
KML Version 2.2 supports models, which are 3D objects in their own coordinate space. Such models are not imported
by ET GeoWizards. This includes Google SketchUp models.
ET GeoWizards does not support the "Link" element, which references data in external KML or KMZ files.
The KML structure does have a definition of the Field Types, but not for the fields width, precision and scale. General
rules are used to create the fields. You can use the Redefine fields to fix some problems in the field definitions.