I am using arcgis 10.1 and my concern is to convert a layer to KML. The size of the layer that I would like to convert is of 7KB.

For some reason it is being converted all the time with errors. Any suggestions why is this happening?

  • what projection is your source data in?
    – Mapperz
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 17:51
  • WGS84 srid 4326
    – Ryan
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 18:02
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    I had some trouble converting to KML using arcmap. I found QGIS "save as KML" option to be quite handy!
    – Antony
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 18:23
  • What is the error you are getting from the Layer To KML tool?
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 21:51
  • Actually the kml will be created but then when i go to overlay it on google maps it says that file containing errors. I have already tried it with a smaller scale and it worked fine, so i am presuming that it has to do with size of the data
    – Ryan
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 21:57

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When I use Arcgis "Layer to KML" I always fill blank field "Layer Output Scale", even though it's optional - without that the tool would not work. enter image description here

  • Yes i filled that option and I made to "1" but still same result.
    – Ryan
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 20:01

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