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Release notes: GEE 5.1.1ΒΆ


GEE 5.1.1 is an incremental release of GEE 5.1. It contains several bug fixes in Fusion and GEE Server, and updates to third-party libraries.

Supported Platforms

The Google Earth Enterprise 5.1.1 release is supported on 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 6.0 to 6.5, including the most recent security patches
  • CentOS 6.5
  • Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 LTS

Google Earth Enterprise 5.1.1 is compatible with Google Earth Enterprise Client (EC) version 7.1.4 and Google Earth Plug-in versions 7.0.1 - for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Library Updates

Library Updated Version
GDAL 1.11.1 (with libcurl support)
libjpeg v8d1
OpenSSL 0.9.8ze
libcurl 7.39.0
MesaLib 7.11
NumPy 1.9.1
OpenLDAP 2.4.40
mod_wsgi 3.5
libgeotiff 1.4.0
PostgreSQL 8.4.22
PostGIS 1.5.8
GEOS 3.4.2
Libxml2 2.9.1
Google Maps JS API V3 3.19

Resolved Issues

Number Description Resolution
12239387, 18719211 Under certain conditions, historical imagery is not displayed correctly.

Fixed. To display historical imagery correctly, take the following steps:

  1. Upgrade Google Earth EC to v7.1.4. Older versions of Google Earth EC do not show the most recent imagery when the time slider is activated.
  2. Rebuild the 3D database after upgrading to GEE 5.1.1. The rebuild step is required before a database can be pushed to GEE Server again, and is usually rapid.
  3. Publish with GEE Server and view the 3D database in Google Earth EC with the historical imagery option turned on.
15212134 Cuts of 2D maps fail if no polygon is specified. Fixed in GEE Server. See Create Portable Globes and Maps.
15290004 When attempting to cancel a cut using the Cutter tool, the Cancel button does not properly kill any running task on GEE Server. Fixed. The Cutter cancel process now kills any running task on GEE Server.
16981234 Portable Server fails to run on RHEL 6.4, returning Error Loading python lib Fixed. See Portable Release Notes.
18476901 When attempting to publish databases using disconnected publishing, gedisconnectedsend reports incorrect suffix for bytes. Fixed. See Publish databases using disconnected publishing.
18506290 Serving 2D Database with Mercator on the Fly imagery fails when imagery has no worldwide coverage. Serving 2D Database with Mercator on the Fly imagery fails when imagery has no worldwide coverage.
18509863 HTTPS protocol not respected in URL-based search tab. Fixed. See Create Search tabs.
18572866 GEE 4.x virtual servers (default_ge, default_map) are not deleted when upgrading to GEE 5.1.x. Fixed.
18668563 During the installation process, the installer returns java.lang.NullPointerException error. Fixed.
18791567 Building a 2D database without an imagery project crashes gesystemmanager. Fixed. See Creating a Map Database.
19003972 Improve Mercator on the Fly reprojection performance. Fixed. See Add flat imagery to Mercator map databases.
19020117 WMS GetCapabilities returns inaccurate bounding box information; transposed coordinates on GetMap 1.3.0 requests. Fixed.
18980809 When publishing, the Delete button may not be available for a search service that has been added to a database. Fixed.

Additional support in the UI for new configuration options for search service deployment:

  • Specify search services deployment lists in the publish dialog
  • Override text when creating Search tabs and Supplemental search using the Supplemental UI button
18935285 When new resources have been added, Fusion GUI produces unnecessary gepackgen tasks during project builds. This occurs when: a new resource is added using the Fusion GUI, which has previously been created with console tool; the new resource is created without specifying an acquisition date and also has the same base resolution as other resources in the existing raster project. Fixed.
19286893 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property value of null when publishing 2D databases. Fixed.
19276438 During push, Fusion GUI processes at 100%. Fixed.
18724718 Default search tab cannot be hidden, and custom ones are not displayed by default. Fixed. Modified management of search services deployment for 3D Databases: you can configure a search service to deploy to an EC search tab (services with one search field) or to a Supplemental Search.
11333524 When pushing a database: improve provision of database push status.


  • Improved logging and fixed progress bar updating when pushing
  • Cleanup in PublisherClient and profiles parser
19412572 Publishing an updated map at the same target point causes gehttpd to crash when serving Databases that use Mercator on the Fly, caused by a request to a non-existent version of imagery layer. Returns a 404 error code. Fixed.
19280022 When using URL-based search tabs, erroneous search requests may occur. Fixed.
19338090 Support added for Google Geocoder responses for 2D searches. Fixed.
5447870 Segmentation fault when using the geraster2kml tool. Fixed.
19709212 Icon file cannot be read. Fixed.
20185775 Missing bundle.hdr file in published database, resulting in blurry imagery in some areas. Fixed.