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Export KMZ to CSV

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    Understanding the intricacies of geospatial data can be a challenging task, yet converting KMZ files to CSV format can unlock a wealth of opportunities for data analysis and business intelligence. KMZ files, commonly associated with Google Earth and GPS devices, contain valuable geographical data that, when exported to a CSV file, become readily accessible and manipulable within spreadsheet applications like MS Excel and LibreOffice. This not only simplifies the process of accessing Google maps data for sales and marketing teams but also paves the way for businesses to leverage this data for growth and expansion. On this page, we will delve into what KMZ files are, the step-by-step process of exporting KMZ to a CSV file, practical use cases for this conversion, how Sourcetable can serve as an alternative to traditional CSV exports, and a comprehensive Q&A to address common inquiries surrounding the exporting of KMZ to CSV.

    Understanding KMZ

    KMZ stands for Keyhole Markup Language Zipped. It is a file format that provides a way to package and compress multiple files for easier distribution and storage. A KMZ file is essentially a zipped version of a KML file (Keyhole Markup Language), which is an XML notation designed for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on internet-based two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers like Google Earth.

    KMZ files are used to condense a KML file along with any supporting files, such as images or icons, into a single, compressed file. This makes it convenient for sharing via email or other means, as all the necessary components are contained within one entity. KMZ files have the .kmz file extension and require a zip utility to be properly compressed or decompressed.

    The versatility of KMZ files extends to their compatibility with popular geospatial applications such as Google Earth and Google Maps, which can read and display the contents of these files directly. Furthermore, KMZ files allow for efficient updating of geographic information, as they can fetch updates for a NetworkLink from a web server. The Open Geospatial Consortium recognized the utility of KML by making it an international standard in 2008, thereby cementing the importance of KMZ files in the realm of geographic data sharing and visualization.

    How to Export KMZ to a CSV File

    Using MyGeodata Converter

    To export a KMZ file to a CSV format using MyGeodata Converter, start by uploading your KMZ files to the converter. This can be done by selecting files individually or by uploading multiple files at once. If you have several files, you may pack them into an archive using formats such as ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR, or GZIP before uploading to save time. Once your files are uploaded, choose CSV as the output format. The converter supports converting POINT type data to XY coordinates in the CSV. You can perform both individual and batch conversions depending on your needs.

    Understanding Conversion Limits

    Be aware that the converter imposes limits on the number of conversions you can perform to prevent overloading the servers. If you reach the conversion limit, you have the option to purchase a prepaid plan. This plan not only allows you to convert more files but also contributes to maintaining the server and improving the service.

    Conversion Process

    After choosing to export to CSV, which is a format recognized by software such as MS Excel, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice, ensure that the data you wish to export is compatible. The converter is capable of handling more than 90 vector and raster GIS/CAD formats, making it versatile for various types of data. Once the conversion is complete, you can download the resulting CSV file and open it in any compatible spreadsheet software to view and manipulate your data.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Import KMZ Files Directly into Sourcetable

    Unlock the full potential of your geospatial data by using Sourcetable to import KMZ files directly into your spreadsheets. Sourcetable stands out by enabling real-time synchronization with your live data, regardless of where it is stored. This means that instead of the traditional, two-step process of exporting your KMZ to a CSV file and then importing it into another spreadsheet program, you can streamline your workflow significantly.

    With Sourcetable, you can effortlessly pull in data from various sources, including KMZ files, into a single, user-friendly spreadsheet interface. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of data loss or corruption that might occur during the conversion process. Additionally, Sourcetable's powerful automation capabilities allow you to set up data queries once and then let the system do the work for you, providing up-to-date business intelligence without the need for manual intervention.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Transferring location data from Google Earth to MS Excel for data analysis
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      Use case 2: Converting geographic coordinates for use in spreadsheet software like LibreOffice or OpenOffice
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      Use case 3: Storing and organizing POINT type data from GPS devices into a WKB format within a CSV file
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      Use case 4: Exporting XY coordinates of POINT type data for lead generation campaign planning

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a KMZ file and where is it commonly used?

    KMZ files are widely used in software like Google Earth and GPS devices. They can store geographical data and imagery that is compatible with various mapping applications.

    How can I convert a KMZ file to a CSV file?

    KMZ files can be converted to CSV files by uploading the KMZ file to a converter such as MyGeodata Converter, which supports this conversion process.

    What kind of data can be found in a converted CSV file?

    CSV files may contain tabular data, including POINT type data. If POINT type data is present, the XY coordinates will be exported as well.

    Are there any limits to using the converter for KMZ to CSV conversion?

    Yes, the converter only allows a certain number of free conversions per user. Users can convert more files by paying for a plan to cover server costs and improve the service.

    Can I convert multiple KMZ files at once?

    Yes, the converter can convert both individual and batch files. Files can be uploaded using multiple selections or in packed formats such as ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR, and GZIP.


    In summary, converting KMZ files to CSV format is a straightforward process with the help of an online converter that supports a wide array of GIS/CAD formats. Whether you're using Google Earth, GPS devices, or spreadsheet programs like MS Excel, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice, the online tool can efficiently handle the conversion, even assigning the correct coordinate system when needed. Remember that while direct export to CSV is possible, you can simplify your workflow by using Sourcetable. Import your data directly into a convenient spreadsheet interface without the need for intermediate conversions. Sign up for Sourcetable today and streamline your data management tasks.

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