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I am looking for a more elegant way to display geospatial data in Powerpoint. KMLs seem to be becoming the norm for quickly showing interactive geospatial data to colleagues and the general public. Is there a better way to integrate these incredibly useful KMLs into Powerpoint presentations than the example I've shown below? Maybe there is a better solution for presenting geospatial data altogether in Powerpoint--I look forward to your ideas.

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Save a Google Earth .kmz file on your computer and insert it as an object. When the Insert Object dialogue pops up choose Create From File and browse for the selected file. In PowerPoint, right click the new object and choose Action Settings. In the new dialogue, select Object Action and Activate Contents. Finally you might want to improve the visual appeal of the Object, which can be done using Format Object –  Mapperz Jun 25 '12 at 17:43
    
@Mapperz good suggestions, if you add this as a solution I will accept it. –  Aaron Oct 12 '12 at 0:45

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PowerPoint KMZ/KML to Google Earth (via inserted object and hyperlinking)

Save a Google Earth .kmz file on your computer and insert it as an object. When the Insert Object dialogue pops up choose Create From File and browse for the selected file. In PowerPoint, right click the new object and choose Action Settings.

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In the new dialogue, select Object Action and Activate Contents. Finally you might want to improve the visual appeal of the Object, which can be done using Format Object

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While the question has been answered very well (and this is very late), here's an "aesthetic" solution for those getting here via Google (like me) that I just did recently for a Powerpoint:

(1) Insert screenshot of the KML in Google Earth to the Powerpoint
(2) Right click the screenshot to add Hyperlink...

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ESRI Maps for Office is another solution to present geospatial data in Powerpoint. It allows you to use web maps from ArcGIS Online as dynamic slides within any PowerPoint presentation.

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You can put Google Earth in your PowerPoint presentations with Shape2Earth.

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