A kmz file extension is related to the Compressed Keyhole Markup Language used by the Google Earth and other GIS applications for modeling geographic data.

There is one other file type using
the KMZ file extension!

kmz file icon.kmz - Correlate K-Map zipped knowledge map

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Software that works with kmz file extension

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KMZ file extension - Compressed Keyhole Markup Language (Google Earth) data

What is kmz file? How to open kmz files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

kmz file icon: kmz filetype icon

The kmz file extension is related to Keyhole Markup Language. A *.kmz file is the compressed version of a *.kml file.

Keyhole Mark-up Language is an XML based language for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images and polygons.

The default software associated to kmz file type:

Google Earth icon

Google Inc. logo Google Earth  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc.

Google Earth maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.

Google Earth for Mac icon

Google Inc. logo Google Earth for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Google Earth for Mac is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It is able to view exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

Help how to open KMZ files:

Use Google Earth or Adobe Photoshop to work with the KMZ format.

How to convert file with extension KMZ:

KMZ files are commonly used for various GPS navigation/GIS conversion purposes.

Find conversions from kmz file:

kmz to dae

kmz to dxf

kmz to jpg

kmz to kml

kmz to obj

kmz to pdf

kmz to stl

Find converter to kmz file type:

jpeg to kmz

jpg to kmz

kml to kmz

map to kmz

File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

Related links:

More information about Google Earth KML

KML tag dictionary

Google Earth Community website (forum)

List of software applications associated to the .kmz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open kmz file, edit kmz file, convert kmz file, view kmz file, play kmz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the kmz files.

  • Open kmz file
  • Save kmz file
  • Edit kmz file
  • View kmz file
  • Import kmz file
  • Export kmz file

Software that open kmz file - Compressed Keyhole Markup Language (Google Earth) data

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open kmz file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with kmz file by default:
Google Earth small icon Google Earth
Other suggested software:
MAPC2MAPC
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Blender small icon Blender
ArcGIS small icon ArcGIS
SketchUp small icon SketchUp

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with kmz file by default:
Google Earth for Mac small icon Google Earth for Mac
Other suggested software:
MacGPS Pro
Blender for Mac small icon Blender for Mac
Adobe Photoshop for Mac small icon Adobe Photoshop for Mac
SketchUp for Mac small icon SketchUp for Mac

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