ARIS Export Tools for ArcGIS

The Export Tools for ArcGIS facilitate the export of (selected) features to files with KML and GeoJSON format. With this toolbox in ArcMap or ArcCatalog, any point, polyline, or polygon dataset, in any defined projection, can be exported to a KML or GeoJSON file. The user has to provide the input features, the output file and the geographic transformation method. Also a number of options can be chosen.Try this tool.

 

Export Tools to GeoJSON and KML for ArcGIS

 

One of the most important options is the ability to Export selected fields and Export selected features.

 

Select features in ArcMap for export to GeoJSON or KML

 

 

GeoJSON
The "Export to GeoJSON"-tool exports features of a feature layer in the active data frame in ArcMap or a feature class on disk to a file with GeoJSON-format. GeoJSON is a geographic data interchange format based on JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and can be used to load data into GeoServer, convert data with GDAL or display geographic data with amongst others OpenLayers and Leaflet. Advantages of the "Export to KML"-tool compared to the "Features to JSON"-tool in ArcGIS are:

  • Optional different Coordinate System for output
  • Choose the Geographic Transformation
  • Export All or Selected Attribute Fields
  • Export All or Selected Features
  • Better support for the latest GeoJSON specifications

 

Check selected features and select attribute fields for export to GeoJSON

 

KML
The "Export to KML"-tool exports features of a feature layer in the active data frame in ArcMap or feature class on disk to a file with KML-format. KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is a file format used to display geographic data in Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Maps for mobile and OpenLayers. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard. Note that this tool generates a KML-file and not a KMZ-file. Advantages of the "Export to KML"-tool compared to the "Layer to KML"-tool in ArcGIS are:

  • Choose the Geographic Transformation
  • Export All or Selected Attribute Fields
  • Export All or Selected Features
  • Export Label Field
  • Export to human readable KML file

 

Check selected features, select attribute fields and label field for export to KML

 

 

New version
Version 3.2.0 (March 2018):

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.2.1 - 10.6 (and still ArcGIS 10.0 - 10.2)
  • In the tool window background processing is checked. If background processing is enabled an error will be shown with a hint to disable background processing.
  • When no attributes are exported in GeoJSON, now "properties" = null will be exported to comply with the GeoJSON standard.
  • New in this version an example is installed for an easy getting started with the tool.
  • Extended information in the manual on getting started with the tool.

 

Requirements
Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.3, ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS 10.2/10.2.1/10.2.2, ArcGIS 10.3/10.3.1, ArcGIS 10.4/10.4.1, ArcGIS 10.5/10.5.1, ArcGIS 10.6 licenses:

  • ArcView / ArcGIS Desktop Basic
  • ArcEditor / ArcGIS Desktop Standard
  • ArcInfo / ArcGIS Desktop Advanced

Disable Background Processing in ArcMap Geoprocessing Options otherwise the tool will not work.

Additional extensions like Data Interop are not required.

 

Contact
Use the Contact Form to request new features or suggest modifications to existing tools.
Please contact us if you have any other questions about the ARIS Export Tools.

 

Download

Interested? You can download an almost fully functional version, with 5-day trial license for a specific ArcGIS version by clicking on the "Download setup" link or view the User´s Manual in the table below.

While in evaluation mode, only features with a limited number of coordinate pairs can be exported. The export of feature classes or selected features containing more than the maximum number of coordinate pairs will be canceled while in trial mode.

If you decide to purchase this product, a key will be sent to you by email. This key will enable you to unlock the permanent license.

 

Available versions:

3.2 ArcGIS 10.0-10.6 Manual Download setup Buy
2.0 ArcGIS 9.3 Manual Download setup Buy

Note: The information in this page is updated to the latest version of ArcGIS/ArcMap/ArcCatalog and ARIS Export Tools