KMZ File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a KMZ file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .KMZ files.
What is a KMZ file?
A .KMZ file is a Google Earth saved session 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 3D 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.
How to open KMZ files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension KMZ for different purposes. We have identified 2 KMZ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of KMZ file.
Programs that open these files
Suggest another file format using extension KMZ
While we know of one file format using the .KMZ file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .KMZ file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of KMZ files. Remember, different programs may use KMZ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Google Desktop||User submitted|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Free Zip Opener||User submitted|
|Microsoft Application Virtualization||User submitted|
|Earth Browser||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Start Google Earth in OpenGL mode||User submitted|
|Files Compressed||User submitted|
|McAfee SecurityCenter||User submitted|
|Free Zip Viewer||User submitted|