Is there a way to export a layer from Map 3D to google earth? It appears the built in google earth extension only exports linework that is part of the DWG and not GIS layers.
For example, I have arcview shapefiles of drainage areas for a storm drain report that have been connected to throught the data connect palette, and stylized through the task pane. I would think there should be an easy way to export this drainage layer directly to a KML file that can then be opened up in Google Earth. Does anyone know how to go about it other than converting a map to a dwg and then exporting it to GE?
Thanks for your help.
SL-King has a free FDO Provider that will allow you to convert /bulk copy to a KML file.
Last time I used it it worked pretty good.
I downloaded the files and believe I installed it correctly. I am able to import *.kml files via FDO into Map 3d so I think I did that part right.
I am a little unsure on the steps to add a KML Connection. What do you type in the File: Box? Do you hit the Login button then? Just a little confused here.
Also, when you get to the bulk copy screen do you just select geometry in the schema? I am getting errors when I click the Copy Now button. Sometimes it says 'connection is closed or busy'. Sometimes it says 'The indentifier 'KML_FDO_NAME' was not recognized.
In the file box you put in the full path to the kml file. Log in is not needed.
If you installed the FDO2FDO tool from SL-King that's a stand-a-lone application that does not run inside of MAP3D that has the copy shp to kml options.
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