A while ago Sky wrote a blog post about exporting an ESRI Silverlight graphic layer to Google Earth. The post explained how to export point data to KML but recently someone inquired on how to also do line and polygon layers. In this post I will explain how to do so.Read More »
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With the increasing focus on information security across all sectors of government, IT policies are placing increased restrictions on information architectures, including GIS. While these restrictions may not prevent the development of a robust enterprise geospatial architecture, the approval and accreditation processes can introduce significant delays, during which work must continue. This is where workarounds come into play.
On my current project I was tasked with exporting our map layers to Google Earth. This was simple for the ESRI ArcGIS Server layers, since Server has out-of-the-box support for KML. However, as would be the case, we don’t use ArcGIS Server for all of our layers. We also use ESRI Graphic Layers for rendering user markup and data from various data sources. This presented a challenge to export these layers to Google Earth. Specifically, we wanted to maintain the same rendering and symbology that we used on our Silverlight maps in Google Earth.Read More »