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Thread: NZ TOPO dropped KMZ support

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    NZ TOPO dropped KMZ support

    Stink. NZ TOPO have dropped the KMZ file support

    Was mean for google earth

    Garmin Custom Map / KMZ Downloads - NZ Topo Map

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    Stink. I guess you'll have to do it the hard way:

    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    Google Earth PRO supports GeoTIFF files. GeoTIFF files are images with all the georeferencing coordinate info built in.

    1. Download Google Earth Pro from here. It's free now. When installing, licence key/password is any email, and 'GEPFREE'.
    2. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/ and create a login.
    3. Go to https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/767-nz-topo50-maps/, and click on the orange/yellow '+' sign in the top left to add it to the map. Use the crop and download buttons in the top right to dowload your area of interest. Select TIFF as the download format.
    4. Unzip the resulting file into a folder with a bunch of files.
    5. Open Google Earth Pro and use File/Open to open the 'nz-topo50-maps.tif' file. Google Earth Pro will zoom to that area, and you'll see the topomap overlaid. If you get a pop-up appear about cropping or scaling or super-overlay, just choose one. I chose Super-overlay, and it worked fine.
    6. Add your GPX file(s) to Google Earth the normal way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    Stink. I guess you'll have to do it the hard way:

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    Nah they still have the old downloads on the left but not sure how long that will last

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    If any one needs anything specific converted to any format for any device for software, let me know and I can sort it.
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