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Using the open source ogr2ogr from GDAL/OGR: ogr2ogr -f 'ESRI Shapefile' output.shp input.kml


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ArcGIS 10 has a GP tool which converts KML to a feature class? Search for KML using the new search. I've used this to take the oil spill kml feeds from Google and convert them into SHP. Cheers


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For a recent project working with several GBs of spatial data, I started the data loading / reprojections with FME. It worked well, but there is a learning curve. By the end of the project I was using Python scripts to automate the reamining processes. FME can be scripted, but if you have the Python basics why complicate things further? Python gives you ...


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Use ogr2ogr, but if you're not interested in a command line, try ogr2gui - a really simple front end for ogr2ogr.


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I'll talk only about what i've seen in a professional context. A student of mine worked with an enterprise tasked to receive, validate and integrate huge quantities of spatial data, from a well known source (TeleAtlas) into their GIS. She used several workflows using FME, doing very complicated verifications and tranformations on the fly, from a format to ...


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I love open-source but FME easily wins out against the opensource ETL's as best I can tell. It's actually quite cheap for maintenance and support too (at least compared to most other corporate solutions we have for things). If you're looking for translations between formats then OGR may do it (with some piping into GDAL for transformations). Of course, ...


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There is no universal vector format in GIS. However, some formats are proprietary and other are openly specified (like the shapefile) so that they can be read and/or written by other softwares (if they decide to implement). For data sharing, the best solution to date is to use shapefile, which is now the most widespread format. Shapefile is however an old ...


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If you are interested in command line tools, you can use GDAL/OGR from OSGEO. http://www.gdal.org/ogr/index.html


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Greetings, FME posted a beta for an online tool that handles many different types of conversion, including this. http://fmeserver.com/userweb/sharper/Portal/EasyTranslator/index.html This converter should really help you. Good luck.


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You can try these options: Use pstoedit to export PDF to DXF and later import it to GIS software. pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats. SVG is also supported by means of a plugin. Use a tool like CorelDraw which can read SVG format and export the file to DXF.


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There are also some other commercial products. Arc2Earth comes to mind. It's got pretty good integration with ArcGIS Desktop. http://www.arc2earth.com


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One more commercial product that bears mentioning is Global Mapper. This falls in the category of view, convert, re-project almost any geographic data you can imagine. I use the free version heavily in a class I teach and almost everyone walks away commenting on how this is the swiss army knife of GIS tools (though the free version doesn't do translations, ...


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Couple more options in addition to the other answers... SL-King's fdo2fdo application, which uses the open source FDO libraries, allows you to perform KML to SHP and visa versa translations. It includes both a GUI (which express format-to-format translations and more customized schema mapping translations) as well as a commandline tool. For properietary ...


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This is part of the raison d'ĂȘtre of the OGC. Regarding vector data you may wish to look into these standards: Geographic Markup Language (GML) - an XML grammar for the storage of geographical features. It serves as an open interchange format for the transaction of geo-spatial data between different software. Web Feature Service (WFS) - provides an ...


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Most of the simple operations can be carried out by these open source utilities ogr2ogr for vector gdal_translate and gdalwarp for raster Get FWtools http://fwtools.maptools.org/ and give it a try.


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If you look at blah238s duplicate link you find more information. I would say that Talend Open Studio and Pentaho GeoKettle is the most prominent open source solutions one can choose. Of these two Talend targets more than just ETL and GeoKettle a little more easy to use as far as I have read. My municipality are about to give GeoKettle a go as we are having ...


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To use spatial data published as a KML or KMZ file in ArcGIS you must first convert the KML to a feature class (shapefile). The University of Connecticut has a published a script for creating shapefiles from KML called KML_to_Shp.tbx. It works quite well and you can use it from ArcToolbox. Because KML will (should) always be in geographic coordinates ...


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You cannot administer ArcGIS Server 10 using an older version of ArcGIS Desktop. See the Migrating to 10 page in the help. Also, if you upgrade any ArcSDE installations to ArcSDE 10, those servers will not support older desktop clients. See the Product Compatibility Matrix for ArcSDE. However, consuming services between versions is generally supported. ...


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You can also look at FME from Safe Software http://www.safe.com There is a 14 day trial available. FME lets you even map the attributes from your KML file to ESRI SHP format during the data conversion/migration process besides the ability to filter the KML point files based on certain attributes or spatial extents. There is also the option to do batch ...


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The Open Source MapWindow GIS has a free extension (KML2Shapefile) for converting KML/KMZ files into shapefiles.


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QGIS has become much more robust for the conversion between kml and shp. Just use the Save As from the right click menu on the layer. Or open up each of those file types from the Add New Layer menu, be sure to change the file type in the dialog box.


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FME is probably the best product to use in this space. After that it's GDAL/OGR. Another open source product in this space is geokettle - http://www.spatialytics.org/projects/geokettle/ although I have never used it in anger (being lucky enough to have both the other products mentioned). If none of those generic options work, you probably want to use a ...


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a) Yes, I am doing that and you can view and zoom/pan etc (anything 9.3.1 allows a user to do). b) No, You may only connect to the 10 server as a user, you may not manage except from a computer with version 10 of desktop installed. You may manage a 9.3.1 server from a desktop with version 10. I'm doing that.


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The newest and most promising that exists is OGC GeoPackage. The standard was published in February, 2014 and it will take some time before GIS programs support it properly but the list of implementations at http://www.geopackage.org/ is growing fast. There are already well known programs on the list, including ArcGIS, GDAL, and GeoServer. Unlike GML which ...


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If you can upgrade your version of Data Interop then you will find that there is now direct SketchUp support included. That would at least eliminate the export to KML step. Also the 3D support with this extension is improving all the time, so upgrading may eliminate the other issues you are experiencing. The way to test would be to install the evaluation ...


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ET GeoWizards also has an import from Google Earth option, which will convert KML or KMZ files to feature class. > http://www.ian-ko.com/ET_GeoWizards/gw_MainFeatures.htm If you're looking for an open source option, I see MapWindow was just updated, and there are a couple of plugins for converting to and from KML and shapefile.


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If you have the interop extension just load that KML straight into ArcMap and export to shp. Although the opposite answer to your Q, in case someone has come here to do the vice versa, I find this script perfect to go from SHP-->KML http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14273


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In Idrisi (Kilimanjaro, Andes, Taiga or Selva versions) look for function "Idrisi file convertion 16/32" in FILE menu. This convert your old vector file format (.vec) to new version format (.vct). Then in idrisi export to SHAPEFILE. or open your new idrisi vector file in ARCGIS, then convert to CAD. Method 2 Other method (i am not sure for all), but try ...



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