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Export KML to Google Earth and ArcGIS differences and errors

Discussion created by cbester-esri-southafrica-esridist on Mar 12, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2014 by jingallbluesky
Hi, I imported ArcGIS data (polygons and lines) into CityEngine. I then altered the shapes and geometries of the features to suite my project. Next I wanted to export the model shapes to a KML file so that I can view the alterations in ArcGlobe. When I exported the model shapes there is an option under misc options to correct 180degrees. If I choose to correct 180 degrees and export the kml, it is aligned perfectly with Google Earth. However the features for the same kml is rotated 180 degrees when I add it to ArcExplorer.

If I uncheck the Correct 180 degrees options, the kml is aligned perfectly in ArcExplorer but rotated 180 in Google Earth. WHy is this?

Also the kml does not want to open in ArcGlobe at all. It appears in the table of content but does not zoom to layer or becomes visible on the globe. Any ideas?

Thanx,

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