.kmz

File Type Google Earth Placemark File IconGoogle Earth Placemark File
File Format Proprietary (Google)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A KMZ file stores placemarks used by Google Earth. It is used for marking and saving locations on a map. Each marker includes the latitude and longitude of the location as well as a description of the area.

Google Earth is a global mapping program developed by Google. It was originally created by Keyhole Software, which was acquired by Google on October 27, 2004.

Open With
Windows

IconGoogle Earth

IconTrimble SketchUp

IconBlue Marble Geographics Global Mapper

macOS

IconGoogle Earth

IconTrimble SketchUp

IconBlender with Google Earth Importer plug-in

Unix

IconGoogle Earth

IconBlender with Google Earth Importer plug-in

Updated June 9, 2009
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