What is KMZ file?
KMZ files are typically used in geospatial modelling for Google Earth. They are a special type of file that geospatial modelling software, such as ArcGIS or QGIS, can use to share a geographic space with a particular coordinate system. It’s a Google Earth Placemark File (.KMZ) extension that is supported by most 3D modeling apps. It’s an open format and it uses the “EPSG:3857” projection for its coordinate system. There are many use cases of KMZ files such as generating 3D visualisations and providing insights about the world around us.
KMZ Format details
|Full Name||Google Earth Placemark Format|
Software, that convert KMZ files
The easiest way to convert a KMZ file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle KMZ files. Open your KMZ file with one of them and save in another file format.
- Adobe Photoshop
- ArcGIS Desktop
- Google Earth
- Google Maps