KMZ and ArcGIS 10.4.

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07-02-2016 10:19 AM
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I created a KMZ in ArcGIS 10.4. Points Georeferenced with descriptive data and images. The KMZ performs magnificently as long as my images folder and *.kmz file remain in the same location..(folder, drive ETC). I would like to redirect the kmz file to function independently (standalone) with out the images folder. So I unzipped the kmz folder and zipped the images folder with the doc.kml back to a KMZ file...the tag I wrote into the kml to call the images is   <td><img src='IMAGES\1003\1003A.jpg' width='200' /></td>....WELL after many attempts and variations my kmz works very well but returns only "?" in the balloon where my images should appear. Seeking help to resolve this....thanks to everyone for your assistance....

Frank

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Dan,

Well…went through the Google Earth documentation again word by word and found something

that was very interesting.

I made my *.KMZ file by unzipping it and adding my images folder and a *.png file and zipping it

back as a new KMZ archive.

Reading the Google documentation they reference certain compression software WinZip being

one of them. I’ve been zipping the doc.kml file and folders with the drop down compression

utility that came with my system……I downloaded WinZip v20.1 “zip add to file” saved as a new

KMZ file. The document works perfectly.

Thanks again for your time and all your help,

Your friend in Texas,

Frank

WINZIP….who would have thought…..surely not me.

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are relative path names being used? and I am guessing right now, but a \ may need to be in front of IMAGES...  If not, then they can't be found

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Dan,

To the best of my knowledge I’ve used Relative paths throughout this exercise. Absolute paths

will not work for what I want to do. I used “\” & “..\” to open that door, but no difference. I am

overlooking something…..it’s been more than 15 years since I worked with HTML ..more than

25 since C & VB……Guess I should have stayed on top of it….

Dan would you consider looking at my IMAGES folder and KMZ file ?

Thanks again for everything,

Frank

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Frank, I am thinking that might be outside of the Arc* realm given I can only find structuring kml information specifically in this ink Creating KML in ArcGIS for Desktop—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

perhaps you will have to google information specific to kml/kmz structuring since the images folder is obviously not being seen unless it is referenced to the location of the *.kmz

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Dan,

Well…went through the Google Earth documentation again word by word and found something

that was very interesting.

I made my *.KMZ file by unzipping it and adding my images folder and a *.png file and zipping it

back as a new KMZ archive.

Reading the Google documentation they reference certain compression software WinZip being

one of them. I’ve been zipping the doc.kml file and folders with the drop down compression

utility that came with my system……I downloaded WinZip v20.1 “zip add to file” saved as a new

KMZ file. The document works perfectly.

Thanks again for your time and all your help,

Your friend in Texas,

Frank

WINZIP….who would have thought…..surely not me.

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one for the cortex... good catch!

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