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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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Obtain KML/KMZ route following train tracks?

I'm making some route animations where I animate a path from point A to point B on a map. So far, I've been animating driving routes that follow roads, and my workflow is the following: Use Google ...
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How to view embedded images on a KMZ with QGIS

I use this app called Avenza to note areas of interest during site visits for my job. At each point that you mark you can attach images taken at that area. The free version of the app only lets me ...
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KMZ with Photo attachments in QGIS

So I have a KMZ file with a point layer and photos attached to each point. I'm wondering if there's a way to interact or display this in QGIS? I can drag the KMZ into Google Earth and it displays my ...
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KMZ bbox to GPKG

Using OGR/GDAL programs, I would need to get the BBOX out of a KMZ file and import this BBOX into a GPKG. I can convert my KMZ into a GPKG using ogr2ogr, however I don't need to import all my KMZ ...
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Why does KMZ refrence FID attribute with Layer.# from GeoSever to Google Earth and how do I change it to reference another attribute?

I am publishing data to GeoServer, from QGIS, to create network links to display in Google Earth. When I create the a new layer in Google Earth the attribute names of the states are lost. For example, ...
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How to merge two KML files of different sizes (one is continent scale and other is small catchment) and then convert it to shapefile

I am using geological map of South America (source: https://www2.sgc.gov.co/MGC/Paginas/gmsa_google_earth.aspx) to extract the geological map for a small catchment. Initially I converted the KMZ file ...
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How Google Earth Pro computes the projection of GeoTIFF files

I got an elevation dataset in .asc, I wanted to display it into Google Earth Pro so I made a Python script to convert it into GeoTIFF. To my demise importing all the GeoTIFF at once only displays the ...
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How to add Revit toposolid from GIS KMZ data?

I am new to Revit but I am having trouble importing GIS data (KMZ format) into a toposolid. The KMZ file contains contours, parcel and building footprint information. I have tried several tools and ...
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Polygons area calculation in one shapefile with different zones (ArcMap or Google Earth Pro)

My country is extended to 4 zones so for calculating area I must set data frame properties in ArcMap (projected coordinate system). I have one shapefile with many polygons (about 300 polygons). I add ...
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Julia - Write KMZ file with transparency

I'm trying to save a .kmz file from a dataset representing a DEM of an area stored in a GeoTiff file. My code is reading the DEM, transforming the CRS to UTM, and defining a subset based on ...
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Transcribing KML without metadata

I use Google Earth KMZs for fiber optic network designs and I need to transfer info over to Excel for ordering purposes. I'm using the Placemark and Path features in GE to correspond to items we order,...
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Python - Write to KMZ format

I have a string created from lxml's etree module in appropriate format for KML. It outputs ok as a KML file and opens in Google Earth ok. Here is the code for storing it: stream_str = io.BytesIO(...
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ArcPy: ERROR 000584: Implementation of this Tool's Validate is invalid. Failed to execute (LayerToKML)

I am writing a script that takes all shapefiles within a folder, defines a coordinate system for them, then reprojects that coordinate system to WGS84, then finally converts the reprojected layer to ...
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Convert to gpk a KMZ layer with information that is connected to a server

I need to use the information from a KMZ file, that is anchored to an online server, when I save the place on my local server and open it, it keeps connecting to the server preventing me from using ...
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Import KMZ with raster to GeoServer

I have a KMZ file which contains shapefiles as well as their corresponding satellite images. I want to upload it to GeoServer as a layer. I tried uploading the KMZ file using Data Importer tool from ...
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Bulk update KMZ tags

I have a KMZ folder and I want to update all the tags/KMZs in the folder. I want to add lat lon data to each KMZ tag. Currently I'm adding it one by one but this would take too long. How would I bulk ...
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Not able to change the colour of a KMZ layer in QGIS

I have a question about the kmz files. I've been using QGIS for some time now, and I've always dragged and dropped the files into QGIS. Now I tried that and a window popped asking me which layer I ...
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KMZ to shapefile

I want to convert a KMZ to shapefile without losing the attribute table data in the KMZ but when I import the KMZ it creates a different table with none of the data I need. The new table just has ...
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How to select a feature from kmz file using ogr2ogr

Below is the sample data I have succesfully able to import geometry of this into db, but I want Detection time field to be imported as well. "features": [{ "type": &...
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Can QGIS do what I need it to do with this KMZ file?

I have been using a KMZ file that has every county in the state of Texas throughout the state's history. I can choose a date on a timeline and see the county boundaries as they were set on that date. ...
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QGIS Converting USGS GeoTIFF to Garmin CPE

I'm totally new to QGIS. I'm trying to use a USGS GeoTIFF and convert it to a KMZ via the Garmin plugin. I can load the GeoTIFF as a raster file and view it. When I run the Garmin plugin I get an ...
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Problem Importing KML QGIS

I'm pretty new at QGis. Whenever I try to import KML into QGIS, I do not see any of the points I imported. Somedays ago I could. I don't understand what's happening and the reason about this.
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Split KML Polygon in two polygons

I have a country borderline KML polygon (one polygon), and I would like to split it in two regions (two polygons). Let's say, we have German borders in KML, and I would like to split it into East and ...
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Saving shapefile as one file retaining symbology

I have used Python inside QGIS 3.24 to create many contour maps from data. The contour maps are in the format shp, and I saved the graduated symbology as a qml file with the same name as the shapefile ...
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Trying to achieve desired output of KML in R as seen in GIS software. Not sure what the problem is

library(sf) library(tidyverse) library(maps) world_map_data <- ne_countries(scale = "medium", returnclass = "sf") state_map_data <- map('state', fill = TRUE, plot = FALSE) %&...
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Viewing KML/KMZ file within web browser

We work with people that need to view large KML files, but they cannot install Google Earth or any other desktop software. We have tried using earth.google.com, but it does not handle all of the ...
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KMZ Polygon not lining up over ArcGIS Pro Basemap

I have a KMZ file that contains one Polygon drawn around an airport's runway. I used Google Earth to draw the Polygon and the polygon lines up around the runway (see image below). But when I tried to ...
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Accessing QGIS attribute table description details

I have opened a set of .kmz files in QGIS. When I inspect attributes related to specific details from the map space I can see the metadata is there (material, date, diameter etc...). However, when I ...
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KMZ file with image overlay - how to show on a website with Google Maps

I have this image that contains map of an area, housing society to be exact, and I have successfully overlay it on Google Earth, my computer on anywhere else offline. Then I saved this place as a .kmz ...
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gdal_translate of KMLSUPEROVERLAY issues making nodata transparent

I'm trying to use gdal to make a superoverlay KML / KMZ from a single band .tif (GTiff / GeoTIFF) which I created in ArcGIS. I want the nodata region to be transparent, but it has been showing up as ...
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QGIS Export multiple layers to KMZ format without loosing styling properties

I have several separate layers with various styling. I would like to export them in the KMZ format but as one file. A similar problem was raised here: Exporting multiple shapefile layers from QGIS3 to ...
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Download online a public WMS layer as a Google Earth KML/KMZ that works without connection?

Are there any website online-converters to upload a WMS layer URL and convert it on a KMZ/KML file that works without internet connection? I am working with a specific WMS layers loading them to ...
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Attributes disappears from KMZ-file when imported in QGIS

I have a KMZ-file with polygons that I want to edit in QGIS. When I open it in Google Earth it has some attributes, when I open it in QGIS the attributes disappears or look different. How do I get the ...
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Merging layers of certain geometry type only in QGIS

I have nearly a thousand layers of geospatial data consisting only of Point layers and Line Layers and I just want to make it so that I only have one layer for each type. Is there a way to filter to ...
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Adding squares to a map in QGIS 3.16.8

I have been learning to use QGIS for the last three days. I am graduating from importing shapefiles into Google Earth and I am now at the point where I need to go to the next level. I am in the oil ...
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Uploading KMZ to ArcGIS Portal via ArcGIS Pro

I have several large KMZ files (Which are of aerial imagery). I have added them into ArcGIS Pro and wanting to publish them to ArcGIS Portal. However, due to the size of the files it takes forever. ...
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Exporting multiple GeoPandas GeoDataFrames to one KMZ file

I have two GeoPandas GeoDataFrames, and I want to export them to a KMZ file with a nested folder structure. Below is a stand-alone code to create the GeoDataFrames, and a screenshot of how I would ...
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Control color code converting from SHP to KML in ArcPy

I am converting an SHP to KML using ArcPy. How can I control the color display in the output KML? For example, if my polyline SHP has a field called "Category" and my two options are "A&...
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How to control naming of the nested parts of the KML using ArcPy LayerToKML

Using the ArcPy Layer To KML (Conversion) tool, how can I control the naming of the nesting in the KMZ structure? My code gives me this: I don't know why it chose the field that has the name "...
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Converting a drone orthophoto saved as KMZ to TIFF in QGIS

Dragging a drone-obtained orthomosaic image saved as a KMZ file (167mb) into QGIS results in the image being very poor resolution. But when KMZ file is loaded into Google Earth, it's very high ...
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Download/Use a layer from Google Maps or Google Earth Pro

Is there a way to download trails that are shown on Google Maps, or export a KMZ from Google Earth? I'd like to import these into ArcGIS Desktop. Roads, boundaries, water bodies, etc. all have check ...
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Google Earth KMZ file converter to GeoTIFF

Any easy KMZ to GeoTIFF converters? Mygeodata converter works perfect but its limited to 3 files per month. I also can use QGIS to convert from KMZ to TIFF, it just takes a few extra steps. Does ...
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KMZ file in wrong coordinate system and won't transfer into correct one

I'm using a pyroclastic flow simulation model (Titan2D Mass Flow Simulation GUI) that uses UTM WGS 1984 and from what I can tell, the coordinates that I'm inputting are all correct. When I view the ...
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Opening KMZ files using QGIS

I am using the KML tools pluggin to import kmz files but I get: "Failed to open file Failed to open file Execution failed after 0.01 seconds" What could be causing this error?
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How to name a lot of point of a KML file?

I have a KML file with 5400 points with no name. I would like to name each point. My idea was to convert this KML file to CSV to rename quickly them and to convert back this CSV to KML, but I don't ...
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Seeking website to share map via link including KML\KMZ overlays (which include images)

I wanted to overlay historic maps onto current maps\satellite imagery to share with others. I overlaid them in the desktop version of Google Earth, and exported the layers as KMZ, but Google's MyMaps ...
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Opening KMZ file from SNAP file in QGIS

I am struggling with this issue in QGIS. I have a KMZ file contain three files (exported from SNAP). legend.png overlay.kml overlay.png I tried to open the KMZ and it doesn't work. I tried to open ...
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How do I load a Segp1 file into QGIS?

Previously I loaded segp1 files into google earth using a earthpoints program, and then I loaded the google earth kmz file into QGIS project, I want to find a better way? I think there is a GDAL ...
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Why can't I add more vector layers without QGIS freezing up on me?

I've been working on a project for a quite a while, I've loaded many vector layers, including several hundred short line segments that are kmz files, as well as topo lines, lake and glacier polygons, ...
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Converting WFS (from ArcGIS Server) to KMZ or SHP

I'm trying to create a way users can select features from our WFS that's running on ArcGIS Server and have it convert them in KMZ or shapefile. We will be using WebApp builder. I'm pretty comfortable ...
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