Looking for a fast, simple way to convert your vector GIS files that is 100% completely free? If so, you found the correct website! Kmz2Shp allows you to easily convert between the most popular geospatial file formats with the click of a button. Kmz2Shp converts zipped shapefile (SHP), GeoJSON (JSON), KMZ and KML files up to 10 MB.
Our currently supported GIS file formats are shapefile (SHP), GeoJSON (JSON), KML and KMZ. All of these file formats, at the very least, store and load point, line and polygon geometries. Point features are useful for identifying addresses, locations and points of interest. Line features are used to map roads, outline boundaries and delineate topographic contours. Polygon features are closed line chains that create solid regions. These can be simple polygons with as few as three vertices or highly complex polygons with thousands of vertices. Polygons are used to define countries, states as well as buildings and land tracts.
Shapefiles (SHP) are commonly used in geographic information systems (GIS) software. It’s an industry standard, geospatial vector file developed by Esri. Shapefiles are a robust format only allowing for a single feature type (or geometry) per file. The supported geometries include Point, Polyline, Polygon, Multipoint and Multipath.
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files are XML files developed for use with Google Earth and have become an international standard for many mapping applications. KMZ files are a compressed version of KML files. KMLs and KMZs are unique geospatial formats, allowing for points, lines and polygons all in the same file. Converting between GIS file formats often takes expensive, hard-to-use geospatial software like ArcGIS. For simple tasks, like moving between shapefile (SHP), GeoJSON (JSON), KML and KMZ files, Kmz2Shp takes the complexity and cost out of the equation. Other sites put limits on the number of daily downloads, but with 100% completely free Kmz2Shp there are no limits to the number of GIS and geospatial files you can convert.
We noticed that many of our Apollo Mapping clients were using our satellite imagery search engine, Image Hunter, to upload GIS files and convert them to other formats. Converting between geographic file types was an unintended application of Image Hunter so we decided to create a free standalone website to better serve our customers who use shapefiles (SHP), KMZs, KMLs and GeoJSONs (JSON) and need to convert between them. With our new website, Kmz2Shp, you can convert all of your shapefiles (SHP) into Google’s KMZ or KML format. If you’re hoarding a bunch of KMZ and KML files you can turn them into the open-standard format, GeoJSON (JSON), or convert them back to shapfiles to load into a GIS. We have no limits on how many files you can convert. All of this for the low, low price of free. We hope you find this new tool helpful and it saves you the extra step of going through Image Hunter for these geospatial file conversions.
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