KMZ is the compressed (zipped) file format of a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file. Related files (images, styles etc) may be included inside the compressed file.

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Can someone explain the use of relative paths with KMZ and KML files?

I am saving a map to KML from ArcMap, which creates a KMZ file. In the attribute table of one of the shapefiles, in this case soil borings, I have entered a typical "<href XXX </a>" ...
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KML file saved from KMZ missing tabular data

I saved a KML file in Google Earth from this KMZ ... https://www.rampp-team.com/documents/pennsylvania/watershed/LowerSusquehanna/lancaster_pa/Lancaster_CSLF.zip . Upon opening the KML file in QGIS, ...
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Displaying KMZ file + my location in Android Google Maps application?

This is probably a newbie question, but I don't know anything about GIS. Someone sent me a GPX file that I converted into a KMZ file so it's displayed in Google Maps. It works fine when viewed in a ...
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Mapwindow and XTools error: XSI is an undeclared namespace

I have tried MapWindow and XTools and have gotten this same error both times when trying to import a KML file into Shapefile format. Does anyone know how I can eliminate this error message? "There ...
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Missing Raster/Vector Layers after converting KMZ using KMLToLayer tool of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to write a tool that will let users upload a KML/KMZ file and then be able to view it in a client application (something like an esri js api or Flex app). I am ok with storing the data in ...
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Where do I put pause and balloon visibility commands in KMZ tour?

I am teaching a new course called Global Studies, which looks at many aspects of various regions of the world. As in introduction to each region, I plan on making a Google Earth tour with ...
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How can you create a KML that is synced to CartoDB data and styles?

the one part of cartodb i am struggling with is connecting my table or visualization to google earth. I see that you can export an un-styled kmz from a table. Has anyone figured out a way to keep a ...
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Display information in infowindow using KMLLayer and kmz file

I added the kmz layer to my map www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/ActiveMD.kmz However when I click on it, all I get in the infowindow is "MD 1558". (This may change for you since it is updated in near ...
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Why does KMZ to GPX reverse the objectid?

I am working on KMZ to GPX conversion and every time I use the data interoperability extension and quick export it seems to reverse the objectid, now my 1st waypoint is the last placemark point of the ...
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How to control opacity for kmz files in google maps api

I need to load several kmz files at one time via Google Maps API, and want to control the opacity for some of the kmz files. Is there a way to do it? I checked ...
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Editing KML breaks icons

Edit: Solved it. When I was creating my new zip/kmz my code was creating various folders within the zip/kmz. Changed: NewZip.write(addedfile) to: NewZip.write(addedfile, newfl) /Edit I have KMZs ...
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How can I view a .kml or .kmz file on a mobile device offline?

I need to view a KML/KMZ file on a mobile device in a remote area where there will not be service. I have downloaded apps that have maps of the area; these maps will be available offline. However, I ...
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How to remove the description information when exporting to KML?

I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a ...
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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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How to make my KML/KMZ accessible to the public

I created a basic web dashboard with MVC 4 that has a Google Map open on it. I have a KMZ file I made with ArcGIS desktop of a road in a Google Drive folder that i made publicly available so that i ...
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Geodatabase feature to KMZ - display issue with stacked lines

I am working with a line feature in ArcGIS. My end product is a KMZ for use in Google Earth. However, there are lines that are stacked on top of each other in the feature. When I convert my feature to ...
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How can I import KML/KMZ files to Google Maps Engine Lite?

MapsEngine seems to import only CSV, XLS files for creating a map. How can I import my KML/KMZ files with Maps Engine Lite
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Looking for a good solution to have GPS position on KMZ files on Android platform

I'm looking for the best solution / app on the android platform to show my GPS position over a KMZ file, possibly offline. Here is what I've tried to do: Google Earth Android app I downloaded KMLZ ...
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kml to kml conversion with XSL

I have a simple KML file witch I get with ogr2ogr where all placemark are 2D polygon like this one : <Placemark> <Style> ...
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Error open KMZ file from Oregon 650t Garmin

This is similar to this Previous post however; it does not mention about dpi or resolution to save a good quality image with very limited kmz files to be use for Garmin? What is the dpi when do you ...
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KML Balloon Not Showing Up In <Folder>

I've created a perl script to create multiple line files from points. It iterates through, creates everything as expected. When you hover over a line, I get a balloon with all of the attribute ...
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How to export a map (satellite image, 3 bands) to Tiff without losing the resolution in Qgis.

I manually improve the colour contrast of landsat images. The printing in pdf afterwards is OK, as it maintains the resolution due to the high dpi. Now I am interested to obtain a kmz/kml file of the ...
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Reducing the Size of a 3D model created in Sketchup

I created a building in sketchup. It is of higher size(25 mb), so I exported it as Collada file(6 mb). Here I reduced the size of the images to the maximum possible level. Still the collada file (3 ...
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Installing GarminCustomMap: “missing _gdal_array module” error

I've used the GarminCustomMap plugin in QGIS 1.8 without troubles. But now, with QGIS 2.0, when I try to install it, I get the following message "missing _gdal_array module". Any idea how to fix this? ...
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python script to convert shapefiles in a folder to .kmz's with the SAME shapefile name

Pretty new at working with python and am Stuck...I have a "for" Loop that looks in a folder and, based on a criteria (Homes valued over 500k), creates .kmz's with symbology for each of the .shp files ...
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How to compute distance between 4500 points fast?

I am working on a location problem with 150 customers (points) and 30 facilities (points). I have determined the location of any customer and facility by google earth and then saved them in a KMZ ...
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Create kmz file out of Illustrator maps?

I'm migrating my ERP from an old-style mapping system which relied on jpg files and coordinates on the file to locate my assets, to a vectored system which uses KMZ files. I'm new to this - I'm here ...
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How do I make shapefiles that I converted from .KML appear in QGIS?

I have created shapefiles from Google Earth but they do not show in QGIS, whereas in ArcGIS they do. I have made sure they are at the top of the layers, not transparent and also I have changed their ...
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Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
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Convert multiple GeoTIFF to one KMZ

I am using GDAL to convert GeoTIFF to KMZ. I am using the following command: gdal_translate.exe -of KMLSUPEROVERLAY *.tif out.kmz If I have one TIF file in the folder, it works ok. If I have more ...
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Python running models and output symbology

Trying to run a model using python script. The script is running, the symbology is set up in the model, but the symbology is not displaying in the KMZ output when run as a geoprocessing tool. Works ...
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Why are KML/KMZ parts missing after upload to Google Maps?

I have a problem with a KMZ file uploaded to my Google Maps places: As you can see I have a polygon KMZ file (converted from a shape file in ArcMap) that has 12 parts but the Google Maps shows only ...
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raster-derived KMZ cannot display in google map api v3

I got some raster(tiff)-generated KMZ files, but they cannot be displayed at all in googe map api v3. However, all of my shapefile-generated KMZ files can be displayed properly. Anyone faced the ...
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Decrease resolution of vector shapes (polygon) i.e. reduce size and number of points in outer ring

I'm trying to get a kmz export down to less than 3 megabytes and am wanting to do so by reducing the number of points in my polygons' outer rings. I've seen this concept in action when it comes to ...
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Custom Symbols are too small in KMZ File from ArcMap

We are working with the local Police department on an iOS and Android app which will have an embedded Google map showing crime data from the past month. This map is generated via a .KMZ file exported ...
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Why does the ArcMap exported KMZ always show my local path information when displayed in Google Maps API?

I used ArcMap (arcpy) to export shapefiles into KMZ and then display them via Google Maps API v3. It looks fine initally: But when I hover my mouse above the KMZ and click it, it will alway show my ...
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kmz mismatch in the Google Maps API v3 and Google Earth

I have some kmz files(exported from ArcMap). They overlay perfect with the base maps of Google Earth, but when it applied to Google Maps API, they mismatch the base maps. Can anyone give me some ...
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How can I import georeferenced photos (jpg, kml, kmz) using QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've got several georeferenced digital photos as jpg, kml, and kmz. How can I import them into my GIS projects (QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop) so I can open them as a popup?
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Import PDF to qgis

i have a PDF containing a region of Baltimore city that contains lots of polygons in it. you can download it from here: ...
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Strip html tags from ArcMap table

I am importing a KMZ we receive as output from an iOS app into ArcMap using the KML to layer tool. The resulting table includes a "pop-up info" column that contians cells with marked up tags like: ...
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How to convert shp to PostGIS dump?

Given a file my_file.shp such those from Gadm e.g. US administrative divisions, where the coordinate reference system is latitude/longitude with WGS84 datum. Input could actually be: Shapefile, ...
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All LGAs for Australia in KML or KMZ format

Can somebody please show me where to find a KML or KMZ file that includes the digital boundaries for all Local Government Areas in Australia? Thanks!
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Convert shape file to KML on QGIS

I want to convert a shapefile to a kml using QGIS. When I do it, the output I obtain is without atributtes. And I want a similar product as it is provided by shape2kml of zonum solutions. Thanks in ...
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Can I import a kmz file directly from ArcMap 10 to Garmin GPS?

I currently import a kmz file created in ArcMap 9 (via a very convoluted process using Google Earth) to my Garmin Oregon GPS. I do this so that I can view an aerial photo with town tax parcel map info ...
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Problem with KML in Google Earth iOS-App

I have a some what strange problem with KML/KMZ-files in the iOS google earth-app for ipad/iphone. I export my map from ArcMap to KMZ. Email myself and open the file with KMZ-loader and then open the ...
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Converting KMZ/KML to SHP (3D objects)

I have 3D buildings in .kmz file. I can see them in Google Earth, but I cannot import them to ArcGIS. What I've tried until now: I saved it as a .kml file in GoogleEarth and then try to convert the ...
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Google Earth export from QGIS

I'm using Quantum GIS. Is there a way to export a shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS? Thanks.
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Embedded images in KMZ not shown on Google Earth for iOS

I've created KMZs that work well in Google Earth. Their placemarks reference embedded images files like so <Placemark> <name><![CDATA[IMG_1288]]></name> <Snippet ...
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Convert KMZ image to UTM projection jpg file

I have some KMZ files that are basically aerial imagery that has been referenced to Lat/Long. I would like to convert them to a projected UTM coordinates such as NAD 83 in a geo-jpg format. I was ...
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My KMZ works for older versions of GE, but not the newer ones

I have a KMZ file which is a time animation. It used to work in the older GE, such as version 5 (I think). I can load the KMZ file in the newer GE, but do not see the animation control bar to play it. ...