Extension: kmz

What is it? Google Earth Saved Working Session

Where’s it from? Kmz files are created by the online Google Earth geographical information system (GIS). Google Earth is used to locate points on the planet and display satellite image information about locations.

How do I use it? Users don’t use kmz files. Google Earth accesses them when you are using it.

Can I safely delete or move it? Yes, but you will lose the file’s information about your saved Google Earth session. So you will have to start all over again or forget it.

Can it be dangerous? No malware has been reported that exploits kmz files.

–David Hakala

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