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Difference in km distance between Google Earth and Arc

Question asked by Vadrosaul on Apr 27, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2018 by abdallah_91@yahoo.com

Hello,

 

When checking the distance of a path in Google Earth, it's total length is 2223 km. Bringing the KMZ into ArcMap, the distance I get from Calculate Geometry is 3303km. See attached pics.

 

What could account for the 50% difference? Within ArcMap, the data frame is set to Web Mercator 1984 (auxiliary sphere), as is the coordinate system of the shapefile I saved from the KMZ.

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