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I have been fielded a few questions about Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) -which I don't know anything about, I'm having a time finding answers to the two following questions, which can probably be summed up by:

  • Do you use both GEE & ArcGIS? And, if so, how do you interact between the two?"
  • Can you consume GEE with ArcGIS? I am pretty sure you can bring ArcGIS created shapefiles into GEE, but does it work the other way around without converting KML data to shapefiles?
  • Can you use GEE as an image service? My instincts say the answer to this question is "yes", but I am unable to find an actual answer.
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You can view KML in ArcGlobe - help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/… –  Mapperz Apr 12 '11 at 21:40
    
Thanks! We are moving towards 10, but haven't got there yet. ArcScene looks very useful too. –  MaryBeth Apr 13 '11 at 14:29
    
MaryBeth it is available in ArcGIS 9.3 webhelp.esri.com/arcgiSDEsktop/9.3/… –  Mapperz Apr 13 '11 at 14:31
    
Not sure how I missed that extension before. Thanks! –  MaryBeth Apr 13 '11 at 14:34
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If you are using Google Earth Enterprise, and the support payments are up to date, then you have access to the enterprise support team at Google. You also have access to the google earth enterprise user group. These are good resources for any work with the enterprise version. If you need more info, you can email me at mevanoff@google.com –  user2671 Apr 13 '11 at 19:55

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Arc2Earth Desktop is the only tool I know of that provides a way to do this.

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Thanks, Kirk. I will be looking into this. –  MaryBeth Apr 13 '11 at 14:21

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Welcome to our site! I think MaryBeth is looking for the answers on the mechnics of using them together, rather than applications. –  Jay Guarneri Mar 15 '13 at 15:16

You can't consume GEE services with ArcGIS. You can build GEE resources from shapefiles and then symbolize in google fusion. GEE does not provide conversions to/from kml files. Use Esri tools for that. Assuming you are using an Esri reference when you ask about an "image service", the answer is no.

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