[OSGeo Africa] KMZ/KML files in QGIS

Howard Frederick simbamangu at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 22:01:40 PST 2014

It is possible for QGIS (2.0.1) to read zipped files / KMZ - you probably
have to make sure you have the options set up properly:

   - Options | Data sources- set the "Scan for contents ..." to "Full scan".

Try enabling that and see if you get the same behaviour with the file (no

On 22 January 2014 08:51, Hanlie Pretorius <hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Was just wondering if anyone else has come across this and found a
> solution.
> A client sent me a KMZ file with his data. QGIS can't read KMZ, so I
> 'unzipped' the KMZ file and a doc.kml popped out.
> When I add that to QGIS, I get a list of layers that I can choose to
> add - the list is the same as the one I see when I open the KMZ file
> in Google Earth.
> But some of the layers don't display and have no attributes. I can see
> the points in Google Earth and they have attributes there, but the
> layer is empty in in QGIS. When I zoom to the layer, it's in the
> correct spot, no features display.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Hanlie.
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