[OSGeo Africa] KMZ/KML files in QGIS

Hanlie Pretorius hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 22:07:33 PST 2014

I have solved my own problem; apologies for the hasty posting.

This problem seems to occur when geometries in a hierarchical level
are mixed in GE. The solution is to save the lower level groups to KML
from GE and then import to QGIS.

2014/1/22, Hanlie Pretorius <hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com>:
> 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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