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5 Best KMZ/KML to GPX Converters

When we plan to visit a new place or we are driving in a new city, there is help available via maps on GPS enabled devices in car or our smart phone. There is also another map platform, and that is Google Earth which is easy to access and provides information about everywhere. Now, these two mediums run on different software and their interface is also distinct, but there is easy to use utility software available which can convert information from one medium to another and vice versa, like convert KMZ to KML, or convert KML to KMZ, in the same way GPS KMZ or GPS KML. These are few abbreviations for type of data files used in relation to map devices, for example KML, KMZ and GPX, now, these are compressed files, somewhat like zip files, and can be used with Google Earth and GPS. Let’s know more about the top five software which convert files of one format to other.

1.Google-Earth-KMZ-or-KML-to-GPS-Converter

The first product is ‘KML to GPS Converter or Google Earth KMZ’. It is easy to use software, and converts important points, routes and tracks of Google Earth which are in KMZ or KML format to GPX. And, this GPX file can be loaded on a GPS device. One thing is worth mentioning here that this utility works with not only English, but also with Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Korean language. It is Unicode compatible.

2.KML Feature Extractor

Our next converter software is ‘KML Feature Extractor’ which extracts features of KML / KMZ files of Google Earth and converts them into shape files. This program is capable of generating 2D or 3D shape files, which can be run on GIS applications, or in simple terms GPS devices.

3.KML Manager

‘KML Manager’ is truly versatile converter software, as it can convert KML, KMZ, GPX, ITN, ASC, OSM, NMEA, XML, CSV and PTH. What sets this utility apart is that it has an integrated Google Maps preview and also enables a user to upload data to other popular map website. By far this seems to be quite versatile enriched software, which meet all possible needs of a user.

4.GPX to KMZ/KML Converter

‘GPX to KMZ/KML Converter’ is different as the names suggests, and lets us convert information from GPS which is in GPX format to KMZ / KML file which can be further viewed on Google Earth. The information can be specific routes, waypoints, tracks and any other topographic feature, this software does not have any problem in dealing with it.

5.KMZ – KML Converter

‘KMZ – KML Converter’ is a very simple utility which enables us to convert files from KMZ to KML and vice-versa. Due to its simple interface most of its operations are just on a click, and does not take us into maze of multilayered commands.

All of this software’s offers free user trials, only the number of data conversions allowed varies. This thing allows a user to experience firsthand before paying and buying the product.

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One Response to "5 Best KMZ/KML to GPX Converters"

  1. Jullie says:

    Hello, the list is really useful, thanks! I didn’t know about all of these converters. I would also suggest trying http://gpx2kml.com/, a free online tool that converts GPX to KML and KML to GPX. Simple and easy to use.

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