I need to convert an active kmz file to shapefile. I have a layer file and a kmz file which feed data from a server. If I try to convert using the kml to layer tool in ArcMap it fails as there is no underlying data. I am also not able to export the layer file to a shapefile for the same reason. Both the layer and the kmz file work well as the data is being fed directly from the online server. A few posts suggested using Arcmap2SLD but this crashes as soon as I try to run it. I have tried running it on a couple of computers with no luck. I am running Windows 7.
I'm attaching an image of a couple of kmz files loaded into Google Earth Pro. The first two are ordinary kml files. The last one (in Temporary Places) is an active kmz file which link directly to an online server (in this instance a government server). You can see this by the difference in the icons.