A KMZ file is a version of the KML (keyhole markup language) file format which has been zipped to save disk space. KML and KMZ files are a frequently used format for map data, and are utilised by Google Earth. Using a converter utility, you can translate map data in KMZ format to a GPX file readable by your Garmin portable GPS device or by a number of other brands of GPS receiver. Several converter utilities are able to do this.
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Visit Gpsies.com and click the "Browse" button within the "Upload file" box.
Navigate to the location of the KMZ data on your computer. Select the file you would like to convert and click "Open."
Choose "Track" to convert your data to lines or "Waypoint" to convert it to individual points. Select "GPX" from the drop-down menu next to your choice. Click the "convert" button.
Convert KMZ to GPX with GPSies
Click the "Browse" button to navigate to and select your input KMZ file.
Select the "GPX" button from the list of "Save as" options.
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Download and install the Google Earth KMZ or KML to GPS Converter 4.5 from CNet.com.
Open the Converter program. Click the "Open GE file" button at the top of the window and navigate to the KMZ file you'd like to convert.
Click the "Save GPX file" button at the top of the window.
Google Earth KMZ to GPS Converter
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