Hello - I have a user who has used the Google Earth tools with Power GEOPAK for some time. Recently these tools stopped working. I'm really not familiar with the tools, but I cannot replicate this user's problem because nothing seems to work for me. We have not had access to Google Earth for several years. Now that we have it, we have Google Earth Pro. I have two questions. (1) Does Google Earth Pro work the same with these tools, or is the API different perhaps? and (2) is it possible that there is something in the workspace that is "breaking" this integration? (We are using Power GEOPAK SS3 v08.11.09.722.)
Thanks for your time.
Frank Boston, Michigan DOT Survey Support
There have been some recent service requests filed with MicroStation, PowerInRoads, PowerGEOPAK, and PowerCivil regarding Geographics tools not working correctly with Google Earth. This is a known issue and the two known commands affected are:
Tools > Geographics > Capture Google Earth Image
Tools > Geographics > Synchronize Google Earth View
What has happened is an update to Google Earth Pro has broken some connection and these tools no longer work with our released products. This is fixed in the upcoming CONNECT edition but we are also keeping track of the users reporting the issue to see if a fix in V8i is warranted.
SOLUTION: Back up to Google Earth version 126.96.36.1991 or earlier. When downloading and installing this version, de-select the Auto-Update box so it will not update Google Earth automatically. If it does it will cause the issue to reoccur.
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I am using MicroStation v8i (SS3)-version 08.11.09.459 with Google Earth Pro 188.8.131.529 and facing same problem.
These two commands are not working:
Could you please suggest any solution.
I just tested the combination of MicroStation & Google Earth Pro that you list, and the two commands worked as-designed. So, some suggestions are: 1. Make sure you are using a 3D DGN File. 2. Set the Geographic Coordinate System to your area of interest. 3. Search the Windows Registry for old, latent Google Earth Pro keys that may prohibit this version from working properly; delete them if found. 4. Select Help | About in both products to ensure that these versions are truly in-use.