The KML toolset contains tools to convert from Keyhole Markup Language (KML) to features in a geodatabase.
KML is an XML-based language provided by Google for defining the graphic display of spatial data in applications such as Google Earth and Google Maps. KML enables these applications to support the open integration of custom data layers from many GIS users.
KML is a popular format for sharing data across the Internet and for use in online mapping applications. Its default projection of WGS84 allows it to be displayed and used in a variety of GIS applications. Translating KML and KMZ files into feature classes inside a geodatabase allow these common features to be used in ArcGIS.
Converts a KML or KMZ file into feature classes and a layer file. The layer file maintains the symbology found within the original KML or KMZ file.