Import COLLADA  with Georeferencing

Idea created by pbcote on Oct 2, 2013
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    • CHLee123
    • saulen_grvlsc
    • briertel
    • jnewmoyer
    • pbcote


    Placing geo-specific building models from modeling tools into a geodatabase is a critical part of the city modeling workflow.  Collada is one of the best and most ubiquitous formats for exchanging models of this sort.  This operation is very time-consuming because collada models come into arcmap without any scale or georeferencing and so a user has to go through a very pains-taking and error-prone course of adjustment each time each model is imported..  Many modeling programs are capable of attaching georeferencing to COLLADA models via KML or KMZ - -which are open, stable standards governed by the Open Geospatial Consortium.  Arcmap itself will export COLLADA with the apropriate georeferencing via KML, but it will not import these (unless I am mistaken (and I hope I am!!!)) 

    Please add the capability to import  collada files with georeferencing via KML or KMZ.