Having problems opening a KMZ file?

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Opening KMZ files

Did your computer fail to open a KMZ file? We explain what KMZ files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your KMZ files.

What is a KMZ file?

KMZ files are KML files that have been compressed or "zipped" for easier download and distribution. Files with the .kmz extension store the locations of the maps that are used by the Google Earth mapping application.

Sometimes a KMZ file will include 3-D model data that has been exported from an SKP file. When this happens, the model is placed on the map to give users an idea of what the building will look like in that specific area.

The Google Earth application is a mapping application that offers users a bird's-eye view of recorded locations across the globe.

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About File Extension KMZ

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