WHAT IS A .KMZ OR .KML FILE?
To assist in identifying parcels of land, we may sometimes use a file which can be opened by Google Earth to help visually identify what we are referring to. These files may have the extension .kmz or .kml – they can be downloaded and opened online using Google Earth (https://earth.google.com/web/).
We normally access Google Earth using the Google Chrome browser. Google Chrome can be download from https://www.google.com/chrome/ if you do not already use it.
To open a .KMZ OR .KML FILE:
Select ‘IMPORT KML FILE’, then ‘Open File’ and select your downloaded .kmz or .kml file.
Multiple files may be viewed at the same time. After importing a file, select the ‘Save’ button.
The ‘eye’ icon can be toggled to view or hide layers.
The information icon can be toggled to view limited information on each file part.
Alternatively, Click on an item to view the information.