How to Convert Gpx to Kmz
.GPX and .KMZ files are pinpoints on a map, with physical location data saved in a format certain computer programs can understand. .GPX files are one standard format, but .KMZ files are the kind used by Google Earth.
Things You'll Need
- Windows or Mac OS X computer
- Google Earth download
Download and install Google Earth using the link in the resources section.
Launch Google Earth, and close the "Tips" window that pops up.
Click on the "File" menu, and select "Open."
Click on the drop-down box in the bottom right corner that reads "Google Earth."
Select the option that reads "GPS (*.gpx, *.loc, *.mps)."
Navigate to the .GPX file using the file browser. Click once to select it, and then click "Open."
Click "OK" on the data import box, and wait for the import to complete.
Right-click on the imported place under "Temporary Places." It should read "GPS device" or something similar.
Select "Save Place As..." from the right-click menu.
Type a file name, select a location and click "Save." The .KMZ file should be on your computer now.