Add Data - KML to ArcGIS Desktop natively

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11-29-2016 04:49 AM
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ErikPotter3
New Contributor II

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.