Circles exported as KMZs show up as ovals on google earth

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06-02-2021 05:05 PM
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SohrabMikanik
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I am having an issue that has been ongoing for months now, but every time I make a buffer from a point layer that is a circle when I export as a KMZ it turns into an oval.  I have played with the settings and can't seem to get any different results.  See picture below.

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DanPatterson
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geodesic buffers will be shape preserving

How Buffer (Analysis) works—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

 


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forestknutsen1
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I think you might be having a projection issue. Google uses web mercator auxiliary sphere. What projection is your Arc project in? Try getting the project in web mercator before creating the buffers.

DrVSSKiran
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Hi,

Make sure the feature class geographic coordinate system should be GCS WGS 84. I have created a feature class and digitized one circle. Refer below screenshot.

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Now use layer to KML gp tool to export the Kmz fir.

DrVSSKiran_1-1622699912468.png

Here is the exported results

DrVSSKiran_2-1622700150666.png

 

 

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SohrabMikanik
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Thank you for your response, my projects are always in WGS 1984 web mercator by default since most of what I do ends up online.  I still get an oval, I had to export use a geodesic buffer to get it right.  

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DanPatterson
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geodesic buffers will be shape preserving

How Buffer (Analysis) works—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

 


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