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Why doesn't Google Earth functionality work in ERDAS IMAGINE 2016?

by Technical Evangelist on ‎11-07-2016 03:46 AM - edited on ‎03-31-2017 06:34 AM by Technical Evangelist (4,560 Views)


Why doesn't Google Earth functionality work in ERDAS IMAGINE 2016?


Google Earth has to be manually launched and kept open along with ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 in order for the Google Earth functionalities with ERDAS IMAGINE to work.


The latest versions of Google Earth will not connect to ERDAS IMAGINE. Installing an earlier version of baseline 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


by Technical Evangelist
on ‎11-09-2016 09:46 AM

You may also find that if you want to use Google Earth Pro (which is now available free) you need to install both Google Earth Pro  and Google Earth since the API used in the live-link is only distributed in Google Earth. This works with versions v7.1.7.2602 and v7.1.5.1557, but there's no guarantee that Google wont remove the API entirely in the future.

on ‎02-20-2017 03:01 PM

I am having this problem with Imagine 2015. I have the problem on my home computer, and my work computer, but it was working on both computers 2 weeks ago.


I have manually opened Earth, but I still get the error message. Reinstalled earth, earth pro, but can't get it to work anymore.

by Technical Evangelist
on ‎02-20-2017 03:49 PM

What error messages are you seeing? Can you account for any changes that were made to the computers since Google Earth functionality was working in IMAGINE 2015?



on ‎02-20-2017 03:54 PM

"Unable to initialize Google Earth Application"


My colleague installed Earth and couldn't get it to work, and mine was still working. But now its not.


On my home computer, my license expired, and I was issued with a new one.


On the work computer, I can not recall any changes.


I can assure that Google Earth is open.

by Technical Evangelist
on ‎02-20-2017 05:36 PM

What is the version of Google Earth that is installed?