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techapp
03-25-2006, 04:52 PM
I am teaching students to use GE. I want to know how the kml and kmz files differ.

Captain Hornblower
03-25-2006, 05:25 PM
kmz is a compressed (zipped) file of a kml. kmz also includes e.g. pictures of overlays, in a kml it is only referred to the picture.
You can open a kmz with winzip, then you can see a kml-file and a picture.

kml is the keyhole-derivate of an xml-file.

Appletom
03-25-2006, 05:29 PM
The simplest explanation - A kmz file is a zipped version of a kml file. kml files can only have a single placemark. A kmz file can have multiple placemarks or overlays.

BradG7
03-26-2006, 02:36 AM
WOW, I seriously never knew that, I just thought that Google gave us options :cool:
and by the way, who are you stealing electricity from?
:lol:

Appletom
03-27-2006, 02:32 AM
and by the way, who are you stealing electricity from?
:lol:Tom Russell, who else?