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How to open .KMZ file extension?

File Type : Google Earth Saved Working Session (Google)
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .KMZ file extension?

.KMZ file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Stores map locations viewable in Google Earth, a global mapping program; provides a bird's eye view of locations throughout the U.S. and other areas of the world; placemarks may include a custom name and the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of the location. KMZ files may also include limited 3D model data exported from Google Sketchup (as an .SKP file) or from ArchiCAD. The model can be placed on the map at a specific location to provide an idea of what the building will look like in that area. KMZ files are zipped .KML files, which make them easier to distribute and share with multiple users. NOTE: You can open a KMZ file in Google Maps by saving the KMZ file to an online location and then typing the URL in the Google Maps search box. For example, if your file is hosted at, type the URL in the search box and it will be displayed in Google Maps. Alternatively, to display your KMZ file in Google Maps, you can construct the URL yourself by prefixing it with Therefore, using the same URL from above, you would type the following URL in your Web browser:
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .KMZ files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Google Earth
  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper
  • ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Blender with Google Earth Importer plug-in
  • Google Earth
  • Blender with Google Earth Importer plug-in
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Google Earth
  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Blender with Google Earth Importer plug-in