kmz and kml

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04-21-2016 02:24 AM
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could you tell anyone the different between kmz and kml ?

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KMZ is KML-Zipped. It is the compressed version of the KML file.

For further details, check http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2005/09/google_earth_fi.html

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and it can be converted simply convert *.kmz to *.kml

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Hi Tini,

To add to what others have said, ArcMap seems to be able to handle KMLs the same way it handles KMZs. I like Dan's approach to unzipping a KMZ using Python, but you can also just open the KMZ in winzip or any other zip program to uncompress it (like 7-zip).

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