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Creating a KML network link from a map service

In ArcGIS Server Manager, you can create a KML network link to the server from a map service. You must have a map service running with the KML capability enabled. To get started, follow these steps.

  1. Open Manager and log in. If you need help with this step, see Logging in to Manager.
  2. Click Services > KML Network Links > Create Network Link.
  3. Specify the name of your link. The name you specify is used as the file name and is embedded in the Name tag of the network link file.
  4. Optionally, specify the External Hostname.
  5. Optionally, provide short and long descriptions. The long description allows embedded HTML tags and URLs.
  6. Optionally, specify the snippet behavior. By default, snippets are not configured to appear.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Choose the map service for which you want to create a network link. Map services for which you have disabled the KML capability are not available.
  9. Check the layers from the service that you want to include in your network link. By default, all layers are selected.
  10. Specify how the layers should be drawn. The first two options return rasterized representations of your vector features. The third option returns the actual vectors.
  11. Optionally, set the default compatibility mode to a specific Google client.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Set the View-Based Refresh, View Bound Scale, and Time-Based Refresh options according to the way you want the network link to behave. The default options are sufficient for many network links.
  14. Optionally, choose to have the browser fly to a view after a refresh. By default, this option is disabled.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Set the Latitude, Longitude, Range, Heading, and Tilt properties according to the way you want the network link to display. The default options are sufficient for many network links.
  17. Click Create to create the KML network link.
  18. Optionally, use ArcGIS Earth or Google Earth to edit the link, enhance its properties, or embed it within a new link. You can save the enhanced link as KMZ, then upload it to your server.