Where does Google Earth save KMZ?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Google Earth Pro saves KMZ files in the same way as any other file on your computer. When you create a placemark or any other point of interest in Google Earth Pro, you have the option to save it as a KMZ file. This file format is a compressed version of the KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file, which is the standard format for saving geographic data in Google Earth.

To save a placemark as a KMZ file, you can simply right-click on the placemark in the Places panel, select “Save Place As,” and choose the KMZ file format. You can then choose the location on your computer where you want to save the KMZ file. This could be your ‘My Documents’ folder, a department shared area, or even on your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) if you want to share the file with others.

Once you have saved the KMZ file, you can treat it like any other file on your computer. You can copy, move, or delete it as needed. If you want to open the KMZ file in Google Earth Pro again, you can simply double-click on the file, and it will open in the application.

If you are collaborating with others and want to share your KMZ file, you can send it as an email attachment or upload it to a file sharing platform. This way, others can download the KMZ file and open it in their own Google Earth Pro software.

It’s worth noting that KMZ files can also contain other types of data, such as overlays, images, or even 3D models. These additional files are stored within the KMZ file itself and can be accessed when the KMZ file is opened in Google Earth Pro.

In my personal experience, I have used Google Earth Pro to create and save KMZ files for various purposes. For example, I have used it to mark the locations of archaeological sites during fieldwork, create virtual tours for educational purposes, and even plan hiking routes by saving waypoints along the trail. The ability to save KMZ files in Google Earth Pro provides a convenient way to store and share geospatial information in a compact and easily accessible format.

Google Earth Pro saves KMZ files in the same way as any other file on your computer. You can save placemarks and other points of interest as KMZ files, choose the location where you want to save them, and easily open them again in Google Earth Pro. KMZ files can be shared through email or file sharing platforms, allowing others to access and view the geographic data contained within the file.