I had a CSV file that I just georeferenced using Google Earth's import feature. The CSV file contains information about businesses in the United States, such as the business' name, address, and description.

After georeferencing the data in Google Earth, Google Earth displays several points on the globe. When I click on each point, a pop up window appears that displays all of the information for the business in that location, such as the business' name, description, etc.

I would like to add that data into ArcMap, so that I have a shapefile that includes all of the attribute data in the CSV file. I right clicked on the folder that contains all of the point data in Google Earth, clicked "Save Place As". After doing so, Google earth created a .kmz file.

How do I import that .kmz file into ArcMap? When I tried to import the data using the conversion tools menu in ArcToolbox, the points all appeared in the correct locations, but the points weren't associated with any of the data in the CSV file (e.g. the business names and descriptions).

What am I doing wrong? I used Google Earth to georeference the data because it's free.

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    Please edit your question to include a sample of your CSV data (and perhaps a screenshot of what you see in Google Earth).
    – Midavalo
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 0:07
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    Does the output have a .kml suffix?
    – Vince
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 0:08
  • @Vince no, it had a .kmz suffix.
    – user3056
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 1:21
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    That is an extremely important point. Please Edit the question to mention that. Please also take the Tour, which explains how details requested in comments should be used to improve the question.
    – Vince
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 1:30
  • @Midavalo unfortunately, I can't post the data here, but I edited the question to give a more detailed description of the problem.
    – user3056
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 1:47

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You may add csv data to arcmap as table and then join it to shapefile you created out of the kmz if getting attribute data remains the issue. You should have a common field in shp and csv to do this.

To perform table join right click your shp in table of contents and select join. Select the csv table you added and the common field in both tables.

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    Please edit your answer to give more details about how to do this
    – Midavalo
    Commented Apr 16, 2017 at 2:45

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