One of the great features of Garmin BaseCamp was the ability to see the POI or route in Google Earth, however with latest updates of GE and GE Pro, this will no longer work with BaseCamp.
Google Earth has discontinued support for BaseCamp.
Older versions of Google Earth still work, however the next time you open Google Earth the newer version has updated automatically.
Does anyone know how to turn off the updates of Google Earth, Windows 8.1 version. ?
I did upload the latest version of BaseCamp 4.5.0 http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44994 and gave it a run without success.
as above post described, one of the new upgrades was: Improved handling for Google Earth's discontinued support,
Not working for me..
I use the following cmd file to start BaseCamp, which automatically opens Google Maps in advance, so the View, Google Maps menu works.
As obvious in the short .CMD file below, when my BaseCamp icon is clicked on (which is now set to call this cmd file instead), it opens Google Earth Pro, delaying a bit to give it time to open, then calls BaseCamp. The 8 second delay on my machine gives Google Earth time to open, so when BaseCamp opens, that window is on top to the Google Earth window. You want to leave Google Earth open for the duration you are using BaseCamp. Each time you set a new location in BaseCamp to view, the View,Google Earth menu repositions Google Maps to whatever location your BaseCamp is pointing to.
The two start lines must be customized (i.e. the C:\Tool_Win location) to what ever sub-directory on your computer that you store the shortcuts calling Google Earth Pro and BaseCamp. Basic knowledge of .CMD files a prereq to set up.
Echo Start Google Earth Pro
timeout /T 8 /NOBREAK > NUL
Echo Start BaseCamp
start /WAIT C:\Tool_Win\BaseCamp.LNK
c:\windows\system32\taskkill.exe > NUL /F /IM googleearth.exe
With Google Earth open in advance of the BaseCamp, the View, Google Earth menu now works..
Thanks for the tip on Win 8.1. I’m glad I didn’t upgrade. I’ll wait to see how Win 10 handles G.E. before trying that upgrade as well.
The Google Earth help page offers the following explanation on automatic upgrades:
It also provides this link to download earlier versions:
I’m not sure how Win 8.1 will handle them though.
I still use Basecamp on Win 7 and Google Earth Pro V22.214.171.1241. Newer versions of Basecamp will no longer boot G.E. from the “view” menu. G.E. has to be booted separately. Otherwise, the two programs still work together well.
Just open Google Earth then open BaseCamp, or open BaseCamp then open Google Earth.
If BaseCamp and Google Earth are both open the view in Google Earth works fine.
You just have to open it manually. I have the new version of Google Earth and it works great.
I will edit my post to say it does work...Thanks for your comments...
If you have Google Earth Open, then BaseCamp and GE do work together.
So, I have the latest version of BaseCamp and the latest version of Google Earth and I am happy
Wanted to edit the orginal post, but be out of the window to that..
However got it going...Thanks for the help!
Here is a somewhat "official" statement from Garmin about this issue: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?283899-Google-Earth...
Here is how I solved the issue.
A batch file is created and stored in the Basecamp folder: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\BaseCamp\"
Next I created a link to it on the desktop, then changed the desktop icon to use the Basecamp icon (right click the icon > Properties > Change icon > Browse > C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\BaseCamp\Basecamp.exe).
The contents of the batch file are the following 2 instructions:
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe"
start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\BaseCamp\BaseCamp.exe"
To create the batch file, open a text editor, copy the above 2 instructions, then save it as "Basecamp.bat" (no quotes), save as type: "All files"
I am using Windows 10, Basecamp4.5 and GE 126.96.36.1997
Just click on google earth, click on Basecomp... they are both open. This is all you have to do.
If Google Earth is Not recognized in Mapsource or Basecamp the problem is Google
Earth/Google Earth Pro has not registered properly.
First you need to check properties to show WHERE Google Earth is installed:
From the Command Prompt type the the following as applicable and press ENTER:
(Make sure you are in the C:\ root directory)
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (works with Google Earth Pro in Win 7...10)
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth Pro in XP)
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe" /RegServer (Google Earth in XP)
Should fix Google Earth recognition problem
Your suggestion fixed it for me. Since I don't have the Pro version of Google Earth, I just substituted the appropriate path.
From what I have read Google Earth with still be around but Google is not supporting the API for Google Earth. Not knowing much about it I have read Google Earth API allows software to Incorporated Google Earth into the companies software so as BaseCamp used to work with Google Earth automatically as it was embedded in BaseCamp's software. Now that Google Earth is not supporting the GPI feature BaseCamp can no longer have Google Earth embedded in it. It looks like we can use it for now in the workaround by opening Google Earth manually. Don't know if that will always work but hope so.
The reason for my looking at this is my grandson has an DJI Drone and the Ground Station software is based on Google Earth. DJI will no longer support Ground Station as Google Earth is pulling their GPI to everyone as it did BaseCamp. I don't know know enough about Ground Station for DJI to know if the work around will work on it.
Well you can see from this post I am trying to learn but not quiet there.
Follow mullerh's directions two posts above and it works fine.
Google Earth was never "imbedded" in Basecamp. Basecamp could automatically launch Google Earth and pass whatever you had selected on the Basecamp screen (Waypoints, tracks, routes) to the GE display. Very powerful, and something I used all the time.
It is still possible to do so, just follow the instructions a couple of posts above this. The exact location on my hard drive was slightly different, but it was an easy edit to correct. And Google Earth launches again, just like it used to.
Without that 'fix', the easy work-around was just to launch Google Earth first. The Basecamp options of View in Google Earth worked just fine if GE was already running. It just wouldn't automatically start up GE for you if it wasn't already running.
... mine has always worked as intended.
Thank you, mullerh! Your fix worked perfectly. I am now running MapSource with Google Earth v188.8.131.5236.
It's March 2018 and the above mentioned solutions either didn't work for me or were too complicated (the batchfile things). So today I tried again to repair the issue with Basecamp not being able to open Google Earth.
Here's what I did:
through Google Earths' direct download link I downloaded and installed the googleearth-win-pro-184.108.40.20613 version. Those older pro versions needed a login. On the same page you'll find instructions and a free login: GEPFREE.
Here's the extra sweet thing, I also downloaded the latest non-pro version from Google. That's version googleearth-win-220.127.116.1136
They can be installed side by side.
In Garmin Mapsource or Garmin Basecamp the (older) pro version will be opened.
this is the link to the direct download: "https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en"
Hope this helps others.
Just to add more to this BaseCamp won't work with 64bit versions of GE, you need to select the 32bit version.
Export your file to gpx and open in mapsource. open google Earth then mapsource, open your file and then in mapsource click VIEW in google earth
BaseCamp now supports newer GE 64 bit versions, this is an old thread you've revived
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