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I generated a bunch of data, did some queries and found some interesting results. First, I started with 1137 hydrographic features (27,232 vertices) for New York (geographic CS, NAD83 datum), in shapefile hydro. Then I densified the vertices at a 100 meter interval to kick the vertex count up to 187,525 in shapefile hydro_100m. Next I generated hexagon ...


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I you copy the original shapefile (say countries_original.shp) so that you get a second shapefile (say countries_2.shp), than you can delete the countries there. This does NOT affect your original File countries_original.shp. There, you will still have all the original information. Be aware however that shapefiles consist of several files (at least three, ...


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A KMZ/KML can store multiple geometrie-types. A shapefile just one. I guess that is the reason for the FGDB output (multiple Feature Classes). So the FGDB can theoretically contain a point, line and polygon feature class. With arcpy.ListFeatureClasses and arcpy.FeatureClassToShapefile_conversion a conversion is possible. import arcpy import os def ...


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The KML To Layer tool will always output a File Geodatabase. I don't know why that is, but the documentation for the Output Location says (emphasis mine): Output location: The destination folder for the file geodatabase and layer (.lyr) file. If you need a shapefile, you will need KML To Layer first, and then Copy Features (in the Data Management tools,...


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Most probably you are using a reserved word for file geodatabase (https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000010906), explained as: Using a reserved word as a column name will return an error indicating that the column name is invalid. Copy/Paste from a data source where the word is not reserved will add a "_" to the end of any table or column ...


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