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ERDAS IMAGINE unable to connect to Google Earth

by jdooley on ‎06-07-2016 06:32 AM - edited on ‎03-31-2017 06:33 AM by sbent (5,311 Views)


Attempting to connect to Google Earth displays the warning message “Unable to initialize Google Earth Application”.


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To establish a successful ERDAS IMAGINE connection to Google Earth, the Google Earth application must be manually opened before using the Connect to Google Earth button.


The latest versions of Google Earth will not connect to ERDAS IMAGINE. Installing an earlier version of Google Earth will solve this problem. Please try using Google Earth version or earlier. The installers for version of Google Earth and Google Earth Pro can be downloaded from the links below.


Google Earth v7.1.5.1557 (baseline version)

Google Earth Pro v7.1.5.1557


See also: http://community.hexagongeospatial.com/t5/ERDAS-IMAGINE-Q-A/Unable-to-Connect-to-Google-Earth/ta-p/4...

by Technical Evangelist
‎12-22-2017 01:13 AM - edited ‎12-26-2017 05:04 AM

The upcoming release i.e., ERDAS IMAGINE 2018, should play along well with the latest versions of Google Earth.

by ParthaR.
on ‎06-20-2018 12:29 PM

Here is an update:


ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 (64 bit as well as 32 bit )  has been sucessfully tested  in Windows 10 environment with Google Earth Pro version