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Greetings everyone, I am putting together a GIS server using GeoServer and need some help with importing my layer styles from ArcGIS 10 to SLD format. I have one layer in ArcMap properly symbolized and labeled, how can I get this layers symbolization and labeling into a SLD file?

Thank you!

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Arc2Earth

The Community Edition can only export single layers, you'll need to upgrade to Pro if you want create a single SLD file for your entire Map. After your selection, click on the Export button and you will be asked for a location to export to.

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http://help.arc2earth.com/help/faqs/arc2earth-desktop/export-map-symbols-to-styled-layer-descriptor-sld

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I have it installed and the MXD I am using has 1 layer on it, whenever I try the Export Single Layer option the drop down menu is blank, any ideas? –  Furlong Nov 29 '10 at 20:54
    
EDIT: Never mind, I just got it to work! –  Furlong Nov 29 '10 at 21:17
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The best solution I've seen for arcgis to sld conversion is GeoCat Bridge. It's not free, but then again neither is ArcGIS 10. It'll publish directly to your GeoServer, using its REST config API (and also stick your metadata on GeoNetwork).

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I was looking for the same thing just the other day and found this http://wald.intevation.org/projects/arcmap2sld/ . There is a bit more information here http://geoserver.org/display/GEOSDOC/ArcGIS+to+SLD+tool. I haven't tried it yet though so will be interested to hear if you do.

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Found this works for ArcGIS 9.3 but not ArcGIS 10. Furlong was looking for ArcGIS 10 solution. But yes a valid project that needs an update. –  Mapperz Nov 23 '10 at 14:57
    
Does arcmap2sld work for ArcGIS 10? –  Matt Dec 15 '10 at 19:11
    
It does, they released the ArcGIS 10 version: arcmap2sld.geoinform.fh-mainz.de/ArcMap2SLDConverter_Eng.htm –  Alex Tereshenkov Jun 1 '13 at 7:23
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