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I am using arcgis 10.1 and my concern is to convert a layer to KML. The size of the layer that I would like to convert is of 7KB.

For some reason it is being converted all the time with errors. Any suggestions why is this happening?

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what projection is your source data in? –  Mapperz Feb 7 '13 at 17:51
WGS84 srid 4326 –  Ryan Feb 7 '13 at 18:02
I had some trouble converting to KML using arcmap. I found QGIS "save as KML" option to be quite handy! –  Antony Feb 7 '13 at 18:23
Thanks I will try QGIS –  Ryan Feb 7 '13 at 19:22
What is the error you are getting from the Layer To KML tool? –  PolyGeo Feb 7 '13 at 21:51
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When I use Arcgis "Layer to KML" I always fill blank field "Layer Output Scale", even though it's optional - without that the tool would not work. enter image description here

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Yes i filled that option and I made to "1" but still same result. –  Ryan Feb 7 '13 at 20:01
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