Unable to connect to Google Earth using PC-GIS X
February 16, 2017 Leave a comment
“For the past several weeks we have not been able to load google earth imagery in the software on the pc. It says failure to connect. Has something changed?”
Sometimes an automatic Windows update may change the registry on your PC. When Google Earth is not registered properly, our PC software will not be able to connect to it.
Please log into your PC as the administrator.
Click on the Windows icon and enter “cmd” in the Search box.
Run cmd.exe to open a Windows command prompt (a black screen).
At the command prompt type the path for the folder in which Google Earth is installed. For example, type
“c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer
then press the Enter key on your keyboard.
If your googleearth.exe is installed in a different folder, please enter that full path on the PC in the above line. Please do no omit any quotation marks. There is a space before /RegServer in the above line.
Should you get an error message about your not having administrative privilige, you could put the above line into a text file and save the text file as RegisterGoogle.cmd then right-click on this file and choose “Run ad administrator”.
Now run Google Earth then try using PC-GIS X to Launch Google Earth then zoom into the area of interest and capture an image.