jonmulder

Reduce Precision of Latitude and Longitude When Exporting to KML

Discussion created by jonmulder on Feb 8, 2013
Greetings,

I use the "Export to KML" tool quite a bit.  When I looked at the raw KML file in NotePad, I noticed that the Longitudes are carried out to 13 decimal places and the Latitudes out to 14 decimal places as shown below:

          <outerBoundaryIs><LinearRing><coordinates> -120.6992896418547,41.99269134777702,0 -120.699890858858,41.99300910918333,0 -120.7002641588749,41.99332728144658,0 -120.7005970432247,41.99355462400887,0 -120.7010764712836,41.99379124480306,0 -120.7046170510484,41.99381116517582,0 -120.7079325500405,41.99385045732644,0 -120.7266659613325,41.99370513081517,0 -120.7312490233655,41.99374639801172,0 -120.7510762561678,41.99367288649727,0 -120.7510759380764,41.99374505475953,0 -120.763663526097,41.99359025316132,0 -120.8760824279535,41.99365011806081,0 -120.8760823204533,41.9937177755882,0 -120.8967605119085,41.99352675515867,0 -120.9161361875154,41.99338041076423,0 -120.9356161790394,41.99351195266497,0 -120.9580477432869,41.99315643327118,0 -120.974420021636,41.99291983723002,0 -120.9900804311719,41.99302385311687,0 -121.0010883302587,41.99305878535861,0 -121.0092304651458,41.9932137418014,0 -121.0290237913488,41.99322213498414,0 -121.0483121059039,41.99375483843428,0 -121.0694070729183,41.99466544091242,0 -121.087098979128,41.99514200554132,0 41.99269134777702,0</coordinates></LinearRing></outerBoundaryIs>

I really don't need that degree of precision; just six decimal places would suit me fine (and it would reduce file size quite a bit).

QUESTION: Where do I tell ArcMap to reduce the number of decimal places?
Thanks,

Jonathan Mulder
California Department of Water Resources

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