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Is there a way to export a shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS?

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this might help you: stevencanplan.com/2009/converting-shapefiles-and-kml-files – A.R Apr 22 '13 at 18:04
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Right click on the layer and choose "Save As..." and Format = Keyhole Markup Language [KML]. A KMZ is simply a compressed version of a KML file. – Aaron Apr 22 '13 at 18:15

You can export into .kml using >Layer >Save as >kml and then change the extension into .kmz by renaming it.

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Changing the extension to .kmz does not compress it. This is very bad advice. – Alex Leith Mar 30 at 22:30
    
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