Convert KMZ to KML



Convert KMZ to KML

In this post we are going to discuss that how can we convert KMZ to KML data format. Both KML and KMZ are file extensions used in Google applications, specifically Google Earth and Google Maps. A person using these two Google applications can encounter a lot of file formats, including KML and KMZ.

A KML file is a text based file composed of Tags similar to .XML or .HTML. KML files can also be converted to a .KMZ file. KMZ is a zipped file containing one or compressed KML files. KMZ data which is used in software like Google Earth and GPS devices can be converted with one click to KML format used in software like Google Earth, Fusion Tables, Maps and GPS devices with the help of IGISMAP Converter.

Conversion of GIS data like KMZ to KML can be so easy with the help of online conversion IGIS Map tool. You can also check Convert KML to DXF. KML to KMZ, KML to SHP, KML to CSV, KML to GML, KML to GeoJSON, KML to TopoJSON etc.

IGISMAP to Convert KMZ to KML

IGIS Map Converter also supports more other vectors and raster GIS/CAD formats and more than 4000 coordinate reference systems. If the coordinate system of your input data is not present or not recognized correctly, it is possible to assign the correct one. IGIS Map Converter makes it possible to transform your data to any other coordinate reference system.

Here are some of the main process in converting KMZ to KML using IGIS Map Converter.

Go to IGIS Map Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your KMZ file which you want to convert. You can upload the file from your system or select from the Recent Files.

Converter Tool - Upload KMZ
Upload KMZ

Here we are uploading the KMZ file of the point vector file of the airports in India.

Step two is to select choose the output format of the converted file, in this case its KML. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Click on the Convert File.

Converter Tool - KML as Output Format
Select KML as Output Format

Your KMZ file will then get converted to KML file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading.

Download and Publish KML File
Download and Publish KML File

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

You can also search locations, add new datasets, edit layers and style the map according to your choice and requirements. As IGIS Map Converter Tool provides many benefits other then just conversion of data. This tool provides us to generate this published map in PDF or as image format.

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If you face any problem during implementing this tutorial, drop a mail at support@igismap.com, also feel free to comment in given comment box.

Author: Akshay Upadhyay

Owner and Director of a Private Limited company which serves individual to large scale industries in the field of Maps and GIS. He is a Gold Medalist in M.Tech(Spatial Information Technology) and owns some famous Technology blogs and website... Know more

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