Add Data - KML to ArcGIS Desktop natively

Idea created by epotter@navitas-midstrea on Nov 29, 2016
    • ninago
    • PMarckmann
    • Riverside
    • TPG@Wellington
    • adec.pcpalmer

    KML/KMZ format is a defacto standard outside the professional world of GIS.  The transfer of spatial information occurs daily in many organizations using KML/KMZ. The suggestion is to add KML format to the native "Add Data" in ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro.


    This would eliminate the multi-step import process to SHAPE or Feature class when simply wanting to view a KML.  Today most users have Google Earth for viewing KML/KMZ formats.