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I checked out the site, and found a good way to do this. KML is not the best format for handling attributes (as you found), but they also allow you to get the data as a CSV, which is a great format. Download the CSV, in QGIS, choose Layer > Add Delimited Text Layer... Pick WKT as the geometry interpreter, and choose the field that says it has WKB geometry ...


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I think you are seeing that particular error message from this line of your code: arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion( r"C:\Project\gis\layers" ,r'C:\Project\gis') arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion expects a file as its first parameter (KML or KMZ) but you are giving it a folder name. You could try concatenating the contents of your filename variable, with the ...


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KML files use WGS84 LL by default, so yours should appear correctly positioned with respect to another dataset that you are confident is georeferenced (such a reference dataset is very useful when importing new data) However if the DXF file has not been supplied with any description of the coordinate system used then you have a few options. Ideally you ...


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I donĀ“t know if ArcMap 9.3.1 has the tool. But there is a Tool called "KML to Layer". You need tho export the temporary layer to shp. If not use this online conversion: http://www.zonums.com/online/kml2shp.php


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To answer your question: Combine your 2 layers with the Merge tool Just like Michael Miles-Stimson said, use the Simplify Polygon or the Generalize tool to decrease the number of vertices Use the Layer to KML tool to make the conversion


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Akio, Unfortunately what you are trying to do is very difficult. I have struggled with this a lot myself, and from what I have found in my search for a similar answer often times led to people suggesting using models with SketchUp or some other modeling software. I did however find one useful page that helped me wrap my mind around some ways around this ...


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Download the kml, and go to this page: http://www.zonums.com/online/kml2shp.php you can export here the kml to shape format, and then load to qgis (and change the wgs84 system to epsg27700 (osbg36). Hope it helps.


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Google Maps natively supports KML layers, you simply need to create a new google maps kml layer. Here's an example. As a side note, using Google Earth you can view your kml by simply dragging and dropping the file onto the globe.



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