I have been searching for any tool to convert kml files to ESRI shape files. So far, I have only found the following link. For me, this is actually a bit too complex as it requires installing various additional software just to read the code, etc.
Can anyone clue me into anything that is a bit more user friendly? Thanks in advance!
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Yes, there is a much simpler way to convert KML files to ESRI shapefiles.
Just follow this link:
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The free MapWindow GIS has an extension (KML2Shapefile) for converting KML/KMZ to shapefiles.