Convert KMZ Maps to STL


KMZ to STL Conversion

The following list contains valuable resources, packed with detailed guides and expert tips for converting KMZ maps to STL format using our converters. Look into them now to ease your KMZ maps conversion later.

KMZ vs. STL Comparison

Property KMZ STL
Extensions .kmz .stl
Name Google Earth Placemark STereoLithography
Geometry components

KMZ Google Earth Placemark File

A compressed file format that allows you to store and share geographical data with Google Earth and Google Earth Pro. Some of the benefits and features of KMZ files are:

  • ZIP Compression: KMZ files use ZIP compression to reduce the file size and bandwidth usage, making them faster and easier to download and upload compared to KML files.
  • Geometrical Support: KMZ files support point, line string, polygon, and Collada DAE model geometries, which can represent various features and objects on the map.
  • KMZ Converter: KMZ files can be imported and exported by our Automapki Application, which is compatible with AutoCAD, BricsCAD, and ZWCAD. This application enables you to convert your DWG entities, such as point, polygon, curve, polyface mesh, 3D solid, and raster image, to KMZ files, and vice versa.
  • Compatibility: KMZ files can be viewed and edited by various applications and software, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, ArcGIS, QGIS, and more.

STL STereoLithography File

A file format that was developed by 3D Systems, a global leader in the 3D printing industry. It is primarily used for storing 3D models and exclusively contains triangular mesh data. Some of the benefits and features of STL files are:

  • Simplicity: STL files are easy to create and read by many software applications and 3D printers, as they only contain the coordinates of the vertices and the normal vectors of the triangles.
  • Lack of Additional Information: STL files do not include information on face color, texture, transparency, and named groups. This means that all STL models are effectively colorless in their raw form.
  • STL Files Converter: While it is technically possible to assign RGB color values to individual vertices in an STL file, it’s important to note that not all software, including our Autoconverter, currently supports this extension.
  • Binary and ASCII STL Formats: STL files can be saved in either binary or ASCII text formats. The binary format is generally preferred due to its significant reduction in file size compared to the ASCII format.
  • Units of Measurement: The coordinates in STL files are always defined in millimeters. If necessary, our STL converter will perform the required units conversion.