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MapInfo Professional's Link Utility for Google Earth ™

The MapInfo Professional (TM) Link Utility for Google Earth (TM) enables MapInfo Professional v8.0 customers to share analysis maps with others via Google Earth. This export method will serve as one more output option you can use to attractively share the value of location based analysis maps with the rest of your organization.

The release of this utility underscores MapInfo's continued commitment to interoperability with industry accepted technologies including Oracle, IBM and Microsoft technologies.

To learn more about this new utility please review the PDF link provided below. If you are not a MapInfo Professional customer or do not have MapInfo Professional v8.0, you can download a free, fully functional, 20 day evaluation version of MapInfo Professional v8.0 and install this utility with the trial version. For more information on how to obtain the free trial version please click here:

Installation Requirements

  • Install MapInfo Professional v8.0, if not already.
  • Google Earth 3.0.0548 or later. See the following web site for more information and installation instructions for the Google Earth application:
    Note: Google™ reserves the right to include advertising in the map images they provide through the Service at any time and without notice, and by agreeing to the Terms of Use, you agree to display those advertisements without modification.
Download and Installation Instructions

  1. Create a temporary directory on your hard drive, such as C:\TEMP\GELinkTool
  2. Click on the GELinkTool.exe download link that will cause the File Download dialog box to appear.
  3. Choose the "Save" button and navigate to the directory created in Step 1 (i.e. c:\temp\GELinkTool).
  4. Once the download completes, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the directory created in Step 1 (i.e. c:\temp\GELinkTool)
  5. Double-click on the file named GELinkTool.exe
  6. This will allow you to extract the setup files to your temporary directory.
  7. Double-click on the file named Setup.exe. This program will start the Installshield Wizard that will lead you through the rest of the tool's installation process.


Google Earth™ Link v1.0

Google Earth™ Link v1.0
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