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Has anyone else had issues when appending a lyr to a feature class? I've converted KMZ files to lyr files using the new tool in ArcMap 10.0. When I append this lyr into a feature class the shape distorts.

Both layers are in the same projection (WGS 1984)

Here is my python script for my kml to lyr tool:

    import os
    import arcpy
    import sys
    import glob

Here is my script for my append tool:

               'Append imported shape to CHAMP
                Dim appendTool As ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Append
                appendTool = New Append()

                'Input shapefile
                appendTool.inputs = pFeatureAppend

                'Target file geodatabase featureclass
       = "B:\..."
                appendTool.schema_type = "NO_TEST"

                Dim geoprocessor As ESRI.ArcGIS.Geoprocessor.Geoprocessor
                geoprocessor = New Geoprocessor()

                geoprocessor.Execute(appendTool, Nothing)
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Could you provide more details of your procedure, please? For example, the exact tool names and steps used. Shapes distorting sounds like the coordinate systems of your data frame and or underlying datasets do not match. – PolyGeo Jul 25 '12 at 0:30

use GPS utility software to convert kmz to another formats such as shapefile. i use this. it works properly.

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I think you forgot to hyperlink your text. – dchaboya Jul 24 '12 at 19:54

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