How do I open KMZ/KML files in GM and have them appear in the correct location?

My surveyor is trying to convince me to purchase GM v.17. He uses v.11 and it serves his needs in the field well. But I get a lot of KMZ/KML files sent to me that I will want to open in GM. My goal in buying GM is to abandon using Google Earth altogether. How difficult is it to open KMZ/KML files in GM and have them appear in the correct position...and what is the procedure? My surveyor hasn't figured out how to do it on his v.11 yet. Thx for any and all assistance. -Poor Pipeline Landman from Texas!
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  • MykleMykle Global Mapper User Posts: 446Trusted User
    In general, KMZ/KML files open fine in GM.  Drag-and-drop or open them from the menu, either vector or raster files. 

    However that doesn't mean that all content will open correctly, or as you prefer.  Those that I work with are fine (mostly vector lines and points). 

    It also doesn't mean that you can do everything that you need in either program.  In my experience, GM is used for creating content that is displayed in GE.  And GE is better at doing some tasks than GM, so I switch between programs as needed. 

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