Is it possible to open and visualize and KMZ network link in QGIS. If so what are the steps involved?

  • I think the short answer to your question is "no". As a matter of interest, what data are you trying to display, raster or vector? N. – nhopton Nov 19 '12 at 8:24
  • I don't think this question is a duplicate. I think @Joao is asking if kml/kmz files which use the <NetworkLink> element can be used in QGIS (not how to open a kmz). – Wilson Waters Mar 29 '17 at 14:14

Perhaps newer versions of QGIS will open kmz directly, but for now you need to extract the temp.kml file from the kmz and view that.

Get a zip reading program, I suggest 7 Zip


and open the zip file. With 7 Zip it is simply a matter of right clicking on the kmz, 'Open Archive' and drag the temp.kml to the file explorer or desktop (in Win7).

So you will probably have to download the kmz first if it is online. Perhaps you could post that link here?

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  • Same thing can also be done using Archive Manager in Ubuntu Linux. – L_Holcombe Oct 20 '12 at 17:11
  • New versions of QGIS on Windows do now open kmz directly, read only. – BillW May 10 '17 at 6:44

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