I'm migrating my ERP from an old-style mapping system which relied on jpg files and coordinates on the file to locate my assets, to a vectored system which uses KMZ files.

I'm new to this - I'm here sitting with my illustrator files and I'm not sure where to start.

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    Did you generate the jpegs from vector graphics in Illustrator (adobe?), or were you manipulating the jpegs in Illustrator? – DPierce Jan 14 '14 at 14:26
  • Illustrator is a vector Adobe application. It is possibile to convert .ai file to DWG/shapefile and then to KML/Z. See previous answer gis.stackexchange.com/questions/26483/… – Mapperz Jan 14 '14 at 14:42
  • "map" files are generated in Illustrator - proper .ai format. The link uses GIS software, which is quite expensive given what I'm trying to do. Any alternative? – Jonathan Jan 14 '14 at 15:40
  • Breaking it down - there are a couple of approaches to translate .ai files into DWG - see: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/32730/… from there, you could get a copy of QGIS (qgis.org) and run DWG to KML/Z from there. The added bonus of doing that is you could check the validity of the DWGs in QGIS prior to conversion (ie. do they relate to the right locations - have fun! – Andrew Tice Jan 15 '14 at 5:11

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